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Definition of "inverse" []

  • Reversed in order, nature, or effect. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Of or relating to an inverse or an inverse function. (adjective)
  • Archaic Turned upside down; inverted. (adjective)
  • Something that is opposite, as in sequence or character; the reverse. (noun)
  • Mathematics One of a pair of elements in a set whose result under the operation of the set is the identity element, especially: (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inverse" in a sentence
  • "Von Storch et al 2004 and BàƒÆ'à‚⻲ger et al 2006 appear to use the term inverse regression in a different sense and we urge that readers exercise some caution in ensuring that they have familiarized themselves with the specific methods of these two articles to ensure that they draw appropriate conclusions from them."
  • "However, since the inverse is also non-axiomatic, I assume that someone at the “dinner debate” had taken the opposite viewpoint and this student felt the need to send an email in order to clarify her position (as well as try to win the debate)."
  • "I know that reaching out allows reaching inward and the inverse is also true."