Meaning of INVERSE in English


noun that which is inverse.

2. inverse ·adj inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual.

3. inverse ·adj opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal;

— opposed to direct.

4. inverse ·adj opposite in nature and effect;

— said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity; as, multiplication is the inverse operation to division. the symbol of an inverse operation is the symbol of the direct operation with -1 as an index. thus sin-1 x means the arc whose sine is x.

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