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English adjective: inverse

1. inverse reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect


Synonymsreverse


Similarbackward


Antonymsforward

2. inverse opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity


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


Similarreciprocal


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


Antonymsdirect


English noun: inverse

1. inverse something inverted in sequence or character or effect


SamplesWhen the direct approach failed he tried the inverse.


Synonymsopposite


Broader (hypernym)oppositeness, opposition


Narrower (hyponym)additive inverse, multiplicative inverse, reciprocal









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