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Topic: MATHS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: inversus, past participle of invertere; INVERT

inverse

1 adjective
     
in‧verse1 [only before noun]
1 if there is an inverse relationship between two amounts, one gets bigger at the same rate as the other gets smaller:
Clearly, the amount of money people save increases in inverse proportion to the amount they spend.
the inverse relationship between prices and interest rates
2 technicalHMT exactly opposite
inversely adverb
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