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)
 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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TranslationsEdit
opposite in effect or nature


(mathematics) having the properties of an inverse
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NounEdit
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.
TranslationsEdit
opposite of a given due to contrary effects or nature

reverse procedure


math: element

logic: statement

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VerbEdit
inverse (thirdperson singular simple present inverses, present participle inversing, simple past and past participle inversed)
AntonymsEdit
 compute (a point).
AnagramsEdit
DutchEdit
EtymologyEdit
Recorded since 1440, from Latin inversus, the past participle of invertere 'to invert', itself from in 'in, on' + vertere 'to turn'
PronunciationEdit

Audio (file)  Hyphenation: in‧ver
NounEdit
inverse m, f (plural inversen)
AdjectiveEdit
inverse
AnagramsEdit
FrenchEdit
PronunciationEdit

Audio (file)
AdjectiveEdit
inverse (masculine and feminine, plural inverses)
 inverse, the other way round.
NounEdit
inverse m (plural inverses)
SynonymsEdit
VerbEdit
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
AnagramsEdit
External linksEdit
 "inverse" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).