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Definition of Inverse

Inverse

  1. Opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; -- opposed to direct.
  2. Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual.
  3. 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.
  4. That which is inverse.

Inverse Quotations

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
Michael J. Fox

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.
Aldous Huxley

There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.
William F. Buckley, Jr.

Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.
Aldous Huxley

I've developed a theory that there's an inverse relationship between money and imagination. That if you've got lots of imagination then you don't really need much money, and if you've got lots of money then you won't bother with much imagination.
Alan Moore
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Inverse Translations

inverse in German is invertiert, invertierte, umgekehrt
inverse in Norwegian is omvendt
inverse in Spanish is inverso
inverse in Swedish is inverterat
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