Meaning of INVERSE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪnvɜ:(r)s ]


If there is an inverse relationship between two things, one of them becomes larger as the other becomes smaller.

The tension grew in inverse proportion to the distance from their final destination.

≠ direct

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• in‧verse‧ly

The size of the nebula at this stage is inversely proportional to its mass.

ADV : ADV adj / -ed , ADV after v


The inverse of something is its exact opposite. ( FORMAL )

There is no sign that you bothered to consider the inverse of your logic.

N-SING : the N , usu N of n

Inverse is also an adjective.

The hologram can be flipped to show the inverse image.


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