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Definition of 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

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

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 thus appears to be an inverse correlation between recovery and psychotherapy; the more psychotherapy, the smaller the recovery rate.
Hans Eysenck

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.
Bill Veeck
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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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