inverse
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English[edit]
Etymology[edit]
Recorded since 1440, from Latin inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'
Adjective[edit]
inverse (not comparable)
 Opposite in effect or nature or order
 reverse, opposite in order
 (botany) Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual.
 (mathematics) Having the properties of an inverse; said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity.
 Multiplication is the inverse operation to division.
 (linguistics, KiowaTanoan) A grammatical number marking that indicates the opposite grammatical number (or numbers) of the default number specification of noun class.
 (category theory) A morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse.
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Translations[edit]
opposite in effect or nature


(mathematics) having the properties of an inverse
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Noun[edit]
inverse (plural inverses)
 The opposite of a given, due to contrary nature or effect.

 Deposing is the inverse of installing, and vice versa

 The reverse version of a procedure.
 Removing one's shoes is the inverse of putting one's shoes on
 (mathematics) The inverse of an element x with respect to a binary operation is an element that when combined with x yields the appropriate identity element.
 The additive inverse of x is x as, x + x = 0 where 0 is the additive identity element.
 The multiplicative inverse of x is x^{1} as, x * x^{1} = 1 where 1 is the multiplicative identity element.
 The compositional inverse of a function f is f^{–1} as, f f^{–1} is the identity function (ie f^{–1}(f(a)) = a for all a).
 (logic) A statement constructed from the negatives of the premise and conclusion of some other statement: ~p → ~q is the inverse of p → q.
Translations[edit]
opposite of a given due to contrary effects or nature

reverse procedure


math: element

logic: statement

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Verb[edit]
inverse (thirdperson singular simple present inverses, present participle inversing, simple past and past participle inversed)
Antonyms[edit]
 compute (a point).
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Dutch[edit]
Etymology[edit]
Recorded since 1440, from Latin inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'
Pronunciation[edit]

Audio (file)  Hyphenation: in‧ver
Noun[edit]
inverse m, f (plural inversen)
Adjective[edit]
inverse
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Pronunciation[edit]

Audio (file)
Adjective[edit]
inverse (masculine and feminine, plural inverses)
 inverse, the other way round.
Noun[edit]
inverse m (plural inverses)
Synonyms[edit]
Verb[edit]
inverse
 firstperson singular present indicative of inverser
 thirdperson singular present indicative of inverser
 firstperson singular present subjunctive of inverser
 thirdperson singular present subjunctive of inverser
 secondperson singular imperative of inverser
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External links[edit]
 "inverse" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Italian[edit]
Adjective[edit]
inverse
 feminine plural of inverso
Anagrams[edit]
Latin[edit]
Participle[edit]
inverse
 vocative masculine singular of inversus
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