1 reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect [syn: reverse]
2 opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity ; "a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)" [ant: direct] n : something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse" [syn: opposite]
- Having the properties of an inverse.
- The reverse version
of a procedure
- Removing one's shoes is the inverse of putting one's shoes on
- An element of an algebraic structure, which yields the identity when applied to a
- The inverse of 2 under addition is -2, under multiplication it is 1/2.
- A function which when composed with a given function yields the identity function.
- In the context of "logic": A statement constructed from the negatives of the premise and conclusion of some other statement.
- Japanese: あべこべ (abekobe)
- Swedish: invers c
- Dutch: inverse, omgekeerd, tegenovergestelde
- Feminine plural form of inverso
Inverse or Inversion may refer to:
- Inversion therapy, the practise of hanging upside down (heart higher than head) for supposed health benefits.
Science and Mathematics
- Inversion (kinesiology), movement of the sole towards the median plane
- Inverse (mathematics)
- Inversive geometry, transformation geometry based on inversion in a circle
- Method of inversion, the image of a harmonic function in a sphere (or plane).
- Inverse problem, in science and mathematics, fitting a model to known data
- Inversion (geology), the relative uplift of a previously basinal area resulting from local shortening, in structural geology
- Inversion (meteorology), air temperature increasing with height
- Inversion (nuclear), the "island of inversion", a group of elements with abnormal nuclear shell structure
- Chromosomal inversion, where a segment of a chromosome is reversed end to end
- Nitrogen inversion, a chemical process in which a trigonal nitrogen-containing structure turns inside-out
- Population inversion, in statistical mechanics, when a system exists in state with more members in an excited state than in lower energy states
- Sexual inversion, in biology, the switching from one sex to the opposite among some animal species.
- Sexual inversion (sexology), a term for reversal of gender roles, usually implying homosexuality, found primarily in older scientific literature
- Inversion (linguistics), a term referring to a number of different distinct grammatical constructions found in the languages of the world.
- Inverse multiplexer (or 'demultiplexer'), which breaks a single data stream into several streams with lower data rates
- Inverter (electrical), which converts direct current to alternating current
- Inverter (logic gate) (or 'NOT gate')
- Priority inversion, in which a low-priority task holds a shared resource that a high-priority task needs
- Antonym, word pairs that are opposite in meaning
- Introversion and extroversion
- Inverse-square law, something is inversely proportional to the square of the distance
- Inverted river delta, the narrow end on the seafront, the wide end located further inland
- Obverse and reverse, in coins
- Reverse perspective, in art, the further the object, the larger it is drawn
- Voice inversion, a method of scrambling communications
inverse in Czech: Inverze
inverse in Danish: Invers
inverse in German: Inversion
inverse in French: Inversion
inverse in Indonesian: Invers
inverse in Italian: Inversione
inverse in Dutch: Inversie
inverse in Polish: Inwersja
inverse in Portuguese: Inversão
inverse in Simple English: Inverse
inverse in Finnish: Inversio
inverse in Swedish: Reciprok
inverse in Ukrainian: Обернення
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