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English definition of “inverse”


adjective [not gradable]    /ɪnˈvɜrs, ˈɪn·vɜrs/
changing in an opposite direction in relation to something else , esp . an amount : in inverse proportion an inverse relationship inversely    /ɪnˈvɜrs·li, ˈɪnˌvɜrs-/ adverb [not gradable] By and large , your ability to cope with change varies inversely with age .
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