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English definition of “inverse”

inverse

adjective [before noun]     /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).Opposites inversely     /-li/ adverb 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).Opposites
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