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inverse

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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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NounEdit

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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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VerbEdit

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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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

inverse m, f (plural inversen)

  1. inverse

AdjectiveEdit

inverse

  1. Inflected form of invers

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PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inverse (masculine and feminine, plural inverses)

  1. inverse, the other way round.

NounEdit

inverse m (plural inverses)

  1. The inverse, the contrary

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VerbEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

inverse

  1. feminine plural of inverso

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ParticipleEdit

inverse

  1. vocative masculine singular of inversus