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inverseadjective [before noun]

uk   /ɪnˈvɜːs/  us   /-ˈvɝːs/
opposite in relation to something else: Their generosity was in inverse proportion/relation to their income (= the more money they had the less generous they were).
inversely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Sometimes it seems that press coverage of an event is inversely proportional to its true importance (= the more important the event, the less attention is paid to it).

inversenoun [S]

uk   /ɪnˈvɜːs/  us   /-ˈvɝːs/ formal
the inverse the opposite: Dividing by two is the inverse of multiplying by two.
Translations of “inverse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 相反的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相反的…
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