inverse function


Definition of 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

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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, "Bitcoin loses 21 percent of its value in broad cryptocurrency rout," 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of inverse function

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Inverse function.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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