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Definition 1: something inverted in sequence or character or effect - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where inverse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse

Synonyms for inverse in the sense of this definition

(inverse is a kind of ...) the relation between opposed entities

(... is a kind of inverse ) (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose sum is zero; the additive inverse of -5 is +5

(... is a kind of inverse ) (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7

Definition 2: opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inverse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)

(inverse is similar to ...) of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function

"the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"

(inverse belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 3: reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for inverse in the sense of this definition

(inverse is similar to ...) directed or facing toward the back or rear

"a backward view"

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