inverse

English

Etymology

Recorded since 1440, from Latin inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

inverse (not comparable)

1. Opposite in effect or nature or order
2. reverse, opposite in order
3. (botany) Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual.
4. (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.
5. (linguistics, Kiowa-Tanoan) A grammatical number marking that indicates the opposite grammatical number (or numbers) of the default number specification of noun class.
6. (category theory) A morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse.

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Noun

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inverse (plural inverses)

1. The opposite of a given, due to contrary nature or effect.
Deposing is the inverse of installing, and vice versa
2. The reverse version of a procedure.
Removing one's shoes is the inverse of putting one's shoes on
3. (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).
4. (logic) A statement constructed from the negatives of the premise and conclusion of some other statement: ~p → ~q is the inverse of p → q.

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Verb

inverse (third-person singular simple present inverses, present participle inversing, simple past and past participle inversed)

1. (surveying) To compute the bearing and distance between two points.

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Etymology

Recorded since 1440, from Latin inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in- 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'

Pronunciation

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• Hyphenation: in‧ver

Noun

inverse m, f (plural inversen)

inverse

French

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inverse (masculine and feminine, plural inverses)

1. inverse, the other way round.

Noun

inverse m (plural inverses)

1. The inverse, the contrary

Verb

inverse

1. first-person singular present indicative of inverser
2. third-person singular present indicative of inverser
3. first-person singular present subjunctive of inverser
4. third-person singular present subjunctive of inverser
5. second-person singular imperative of inverser