Meaning of “inverse” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “inverse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inverse" in American English

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inverseadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪnˈvɜrs, ˈɪn·vɜrs/

changing in an opposite direction in relation to something else, esp. an amount:

in inverse proportion
an inverse relationship
adverb [ not gradable ] us /ɪnˈvɜrs·li, ˈɪnˌvɜrs-/

By and large, your ability to cope with change varies inversely with age.

(Definition of “inverse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inverse" in Business English

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inverseadjective [ only before noun ]

uk /ɪnˈvɜːs/ us

changing in the opposite way in relation to something else, especially an amount:

an inverse relationship between sth and sth There is an inverse relationship between interest rates and bond prices.
in inverse proportion to sth The amount of business activity is in inverse proportion to the amount of government control.

inversenoun [ S ]

uk /ɪnˈvɜːs/ us formal

the opposite:

the inverse of sth The current crisis is the exact inverse of the boom we experienced a few years ago.
The Earnings/Price ratio is the inverse of the Price/Earnings ratio.

(Definition of “inverse” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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