inversely proportional


inversely proportional

adjective

: related so that as one becomes larger the other becomes smaller

Full Definition of INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL

:  related by inverse variation — compare directly proportional

Examples of INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL

  1. The study indicates that the unemployment rate and inflation are inversely proportional.

First Known Use of INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL

1864

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