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inverse

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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inverse

1. 1 :  opposite in order, nature, or effect

2. 2 :  being an inverse function <inverse sine>

Examples of inverse in a sentence

1. 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

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noun in·verse

Simple Definition of inverse

• : something that is the opposite of something else

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inverse

1. 1 :  something of a contrary nature or quality :  opposite, reverse

2. 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 not-A then not-B”> — compare contrapositive

3. 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

1. the inverse of your argument

Circa 1681

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Definition of inverse for Students

1. 1 :  opposite in order, nature, or effect <an inverse relationship>

2. 2 :  being a mathematical operation that is opposite in effect to another operation <Multiplication is the inverse operation of division.>

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