inverse

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

inverse ‎(not comparable)

  1. Opposite in effect, 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. (geometry) That has the property of being an inverse (the result of a circle inversion of a given point or geometrical figure); that is constructed by circle inversion.
    A circle inversion maps a given generalized circle to its inverse generalized circle.
  6. (category theory, of a category) Whose every element has an inverse (morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse).

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Noun[edit]

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, of an element x with respect to a binary operation) The element for which the operation, applied to it and x, yields the identity element of the operation.
    The additive inverse of is , as , where is the additive identity element.
    The multiplicative inverse of is , as , where is the multiplicative identity element.
    The compositional inverse of a function is , as , where is the identity function (i.e., ).
  4. (logic) A statement constructed from the negatives of the premise and conclusion of some other statement.
    is the inverse of .
  5. (geometry, inversive geometry, with respect to a circle with centre O and radius r) The result of a circle inversion; (of a point P) the point P’ on the ray from O through P such that OP × OP’ = r2; (of a set of points) the set of such points P’ for each point P of the set.
  6. (category theory) A morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse.
  7. (linguistics, Kiowa-Tanoan) A grammatical number marking that indicates the opposite grammatical number (or numbers) of the default number specification of noun class.

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Verb[edit]

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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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧ver

Noun[edit]

inverse m, f ‎(plural inversen)

  1. inverse

Adjective[edit]

inverse

  1. Inflected form of invers

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French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

inverse m, f ‎(plural inverses)

  1. inverse, the other way round.

Noun[edit]

inverse m ‎(plural inverses)

  1. The inverse, the contrary

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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

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inverse

  1. feminine plural of inverso

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Participle[edit]

inverse

  1. vocative masculine singular of inversus