multiplicative inverse


multiplicative inverse

noun

Definition of MULTIPLICATIVE INVERSE

:  an element of a mathematical set that when multiplied by a given element yields the identity element —called also reciprocal

First Known Use of MULTIPLICATIVE INVERSE

1958

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