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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.
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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