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inversely proportional

adjective

Simple Definition of inversely proportional

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

Full Definition of inversely proportional

  1. :  related by inverse variation — compare directly proportional

Examples of inversely proportional

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



1864

First Known Use of inversely proportional

1864


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