in·​verse·​ly | \ ˈin-ˌvərs-lē How to pronounce inversely (audio) , (ˌ)in-ˈvərs- \

Definition of inversely

1 : in an inverse order or manner
2 : in the manner of inverse variation varies inversely

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Recent Examples on the Web Plus, research suggests that greater vitamin A and beta carotene intake intake may be inversely associated with risk for cataract. Good Housekeeping, "All of the Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes," 30 Sep. 2020 But somewhat awkwardly, US Treasury securities, the very asset that had been downgraded, increased in value (while interest rates on Treasury bonds, which move inversely to prices, plunged). John Detrixhe, Quartz, "If Trump loses but won’t concede, how will the markets react?," 26 Sep. 2020 Certain antioxidants, including flavonoids (found in berries, beans, citrus, and apples), are also inversely associated with depressive symptoms. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "What Is Nutritional Psychiatry, and Can It Help You Feel Healthier? Here's What an Expert Says," 31 July 2020 Unsurprisingly, opinions tend to be inversely related to death tolls. The Economist, "Much of the world thinks the response to the pandemic has been poor," 17 June 2020 And the higher the prices, the lower the yields, which move inversely. Erik Sherman, Fortune, "Recession Watch: The Yield Curve Suggests Some Worry About the Economy Has Passed," 18 Sep. 2019 The news of the stimulus plan drove down prices of the 10-year Treasury, pushing the yield of the 10-year note (which moves inversely to prices) above 1 percent. Harold Maass, TheWeek, "March 18, 2020," 18 Mar. 2020 The yield on the bond (which moves inversely to prices), rose to just over 10%. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, "Investors fear American Airlines cash crunch after coronavirus travel ban," 12 Mar. 2020 High grade government bond yields, which move inversely to prices, have steadily dropped. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "How bond, stock, bitcoin, and copper markets are reacting to coronavirus," 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of inversely

circa 1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Oct 2020

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“Inversely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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