inversely

adverb

in·​verse·​ly ˈin-ˌvərs-lē How to pronounce inversely (audio)
(ˌ)in-ˈvərs-
1
: in an inverse order or manner
2
: in the manner of inverse variation
varies inversely

Examples of inversely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, inversely, NOAA also forecasts a below-average year for the Central Pacific, with a 50% chance of seeing a below-average number of tropical cyclones. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 18 June 2024 When the Fed lowers rates, bond yields will fall but bond prices will rise because the two are inversely related. Medora Lee, The Courier-Journal, 12 June 2024 Its consumption is correlated with greater risk of some cancers, especially prostate cancer, but is inversely associated with the risk of colorectal cancer. Kenny Torrella, Vox, 31 May 2024 In addition, recent visa restrictions in other countries have inversely led to more students applying to American colleges. Alysa Guffey, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2024 For instance, with consumers and business clients now demanding exceptional and personalized service, CMOs can work with COOs to pinpoint where spending on the customer experience will offer the best bang for their buck and, inversely, where precious capital would be wasted. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 1 Apr. 2024 This can make a big difference: In familiar three-dimensional space, the strength of the electric field produced by a charge is inversely related to the square of the distance from that charge. Steve Nadis, Quanta Magazine, 19 Sep. 2023 May Keep Your Brain Sharp In a study of middle-aged Finnish men, heading to a sauna two to three times a week was inversely associated with dementia by 22% and Alzheimer's disease by 20%. Jessica Migala, Health, 20 Nov. 2023 Gold tends to move inversely to Treasury yields, as higher yields undermine the appeal of the non-interest-bearing precious metal. WSJ, 8 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of inversely was circa 1628

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“Inversely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inversely. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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inversely

adverb
in·​verse·​ly ˈin-ˌvərs-lē How to pronounce inversely (audio)
(ˈ)in-ˈvərs-lē
1
: in an inverse order or manner
2
: in the manner of inverse variation

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