Meaning of INVERSE in English


I. in ‧ verse 1 /ˌɪnˈvɜːs◂ $ -ɜːrs◂/ BrE AmE adjective [only before noun]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: inversus , past participle of invertere ; ⇨ ↑ invert ]

1 . if there is an inverse relationship between two amounts, one gets bigger at the same rate as the other gets smaller:

Clearly, the amount of money people save increases in inverse proportion to the amount they spend.

the inverse relationship between prices and interest rates

2 . technical exactly opposite

—inversely adverb

II. inverse 2 BrE AmE noun [singular] technical

the complete opposite of something ⇨ reverse

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.