What does inverse mean?

Definitions for inverse
ɪnˈvɜrs, ˈɪn vɜrsin·verse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inverse, opposite(adj)

    something inverted in sequence or character or effect

    "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse"

  2. inverse, reverse(adj)

    reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

  3. inverse(adj)

    opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity

    "a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)"

Wiktionary

  1. inverse(Noun)

    The opposite of a given, due to contrary nature or effect.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

  2. inverse(Noun)

    The reverse version of a procedure.

    Removing one's shoes is the inverse of putting one's shoes on

    Etymology: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

  3. inverse(Noun)

    The inverse of an element x with respect to a binary operation is an element that when combined with x yields the appropriate identity element.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

  4. inverse(Noun)

    A statement constructed from the negatives of the premise and conclusion of some other statement: ~p u2192 ~q is the inverse of p u2192 q.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

  5. inverse(Verb)

    To compute the bearing and distance between two points.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

  6. inverse(Adjective)

    Opposite in effect or nature or order

    Etymology: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

  7. inverse(Adjective)

    reverse, opposite in or order

    Etymology: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

  8. inverse(Adjective)

    Having the properties of an inverse.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

  9. inverse(Adjective)

    (Kiowa-Tanaon linguistics) A grammatical number marking that indicates the opposite grammatical number (or numbers) of the default number specification of noun class.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1440, from inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inverse(adj)

    opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; -- opposed to direct

    Etymology: [L. inversus, p. p. of invertere: cf. F. inverse. See Invert.]

  2. Inverse(adj)

    inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual

    Etymology: [L. inversus, p. p. of invertere: cf. F. inverse. See Invert.]

  3. 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

    Etymology: [L. inversus, p. p. of invertere: cf. F. inverse. See Invert.]

  4. Inverse(noun)

    that which is inverse

    Etymology: [L. inversus, p. p. of invertere: cf. F. inverse. See Invert.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inverse

    in-vėrs′, adj. inverted: in the reverse or contrary order: opposite, inverted—opp. to Direct: (math.) opposite in effect, of one operation that annuls the effect of another, as subtraction to addition, &c.—n. an inverted state, a direct opposite.—adv. Inverse′ly.—n. Inver′sion, the act of inverting: the state of being inverted: a change of order or position.—adj. Inver′sive.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inverse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inverse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of inverse in a Sentence

  1. Bill Veeck:

    I have discovered, in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.

  2. Nawab Qizilbash:

    If increased weight in mid-life is protective against dementia, the reasons for this inverse association are unclear at present, many different issues related to diet, exercise, frailty, genetic factors and weight change could play a part.

  3. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    The amount of noise which anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity.

  4. Morgan Stanley:

    The euro is behaving in an inverse manner to equity markets, but if investor sentiment turns even more negative and you get an outright outflow from Europe, then obviously you don’t get that supportive factor and that could leave the euro vulnerable.

  5. Eric Gabor:

    You could get out if there are large inverse tax consequences, that's why I like tax-managed mutual funds, and exchange traded funds.

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