Simple Definition of inverse

—used to describe two things that are related in such a way that as one becomes larger the other becomes smaller

: opposite in nature or effect
Examples of inverse in a sentence
Addition and subtraction are inverse operations.
Origin and Etymology of inverse
Middle English, turned upside down, from Latin inversus, from past participle of invertere
First Known Use: 15th century
inverse
Simple Definition of inverse

: something that is the opposite of something else
Full Definition of inverse
1 : something of a contrary nature or quality : opposite, reverse
2 : a proposition or theorem formed by contradicting both the subject and predicate or both the hypothesis and conclusion of a given proposition or theorem <the inverse of “if A then B” is “if notA then notB”> — compare contrapositive
3 a : inverse function; also : an operation (as subtraction) that undoes the effect of another operation b : a set element that is related to another element in such a way that the result of applying a given binary operation to them is an identity element of the set
Examples of inverse in a sentence
the inverse of your argument
Circa 1681
First Known Use of inverse
circa 1681
Other Logic Terms
INVERSE Defined for Kids
inverse
playDefinition of inverse for Students
1 : opposite in order, nature, or effect <an inverse relationship>
2 : being a mathematical operation that is opposite in effect to another operation <Multiplication is the inverse operation of division.>
inversely
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