inverse variation


Definition of inverse variation

1 : mathematical relationship between two variables which can be expressed by an equation in which the product of two variables is equal to a constant
2 : an equation or function expressing inverse variation — compare direct variation

First Known Use of inverse variation

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Inverse variation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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