inversely

adverb
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

Examples of inversely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bond prices plummeted, which meant yields (which move inversely to prices) shot up. Allison Morrow, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 Bond prices plummeted, which meant yields (which move inversely to prices) shot up. Allison Morrow, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 All that buying drives bond prices up, which keeps bond yields down (prices and yield move inversely to each other). Ivan Illán, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 Bond prices plummeted, which meant yields (which move inversely to prices) shot up. Allison Morrow, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 Bond yields and prices move inversely to each other. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 5 Oct. 2021 Bond yields and prices move inversely to each other. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 5 Oct. 2021 Yields on the 10-year Treasury–a bellwether of investor sentiment in equity markets that moves inversely to stocks–surged 10 basis points Thursday morning to roughly 1.75%, their highest level since January 2020. Jonathan Ponciano, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to its price, gained as much as 0.04 percentage points to 1.67 per cent in Wall Street trading. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of inversely

circa 1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inversely was circa 1628

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29 Nov 2021

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“Inversely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inversely. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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