inverse function


: a function that is derived from a given function by interchanging the two variables
y = ∛x is the inverse function of y = x3
compare logarithmic function

Examples of inverse function in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was a sign of unprecedented investor demand for US government debt: a bond's yield is an inverse function of its price. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, 12 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inverse function was in 1813

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“Inverse function.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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