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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The idea that a country’s religiosity and its GDP inversely correlate is not a new one. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Study: most wealthy countries aren’t religious. Then there’s the US.," 1 Aug. 2018 Inverse relation The price of all commodities is inversely correlated to the value of the dollar. Simon Constable, WSJ, "Emerging Markets Have a Dollar Problem," 3 June 2018 The likelihood of a woman working is, in essence, inversely related to her family’s income—at a time when families are getting richer. The Economist, "Culture and the labour market keep India’s women at home," 5 July 2018 Publishing usually works inversely to whichever party controls the White House. Hillel Italie, The Seattle Times, "Wave of pro-Trump books coming in summer and fall," 26 June 2018 For example, changes in profits could be offset by widening or contracting price-earnings ratios; sentiment might offset valuation; returns tend to vary inversely with risk. Barry Ritholtz,, "Ranking the factors that help or hurt your investment returns," 14 June 2018 The yield on the main 10-year Italian government bond, which moves inversely to its price, rose to as much as 2.69 percent, its highest level since August 2014. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "Italian President’s Loyalty to the Euro Creates Chaos," 28 May 2018 And fish are a source of Vitamin D, which has been reported to be inversely associated with colorectal cancer. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Eating fish can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, among other benefits," 19 Mar. 2018 Since the financial collapse, total home refinances have moved inversely with interest rates. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Homeowners have equity in their homes, but it’s getting more expensive to tap," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of inversely

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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