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inverse

adjective [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   /-li/ us  
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).

inverse

noun [S] uk   /ɪnˈvɜːs/ us    /-ˈvɝːs/ formal
the inverse the opposite: Dividing by two is the inverse of multiplying by two.
(Definition of inverse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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