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Adjective: inverse  'in,vurs or in'vurs
  1. (mathematics) opposite in nature, effect or relation to another quantity
    "a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)"
  2. Reversed (turned backward) in order, nature or effect
    - reverse
Noun: inverse  'in,vurs or in'vurs
  1. Something inverted in sequence, character or effect
    "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse";
    - opposite

Derived forms: inverses

See also: backward, reciprocal

Type of: oppositeness, opposition

Antonym: direct

Encyclopedia: Inverse