Definition of inverse :
1. Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual.
2. Opposite in nature and effect; - said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity; as, multiplication is the inverse operation to division.
3. Opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; - opposed to direct.
4. That which is inverse.
diametric (part of speech: adjective)
opposite (part of speech: noun)
opposite side (part of speech: noun)
inverted (part of speech: verb)
- Mr. Morris has, therefore, consented to allow his versions of the Romances to be combined into one volume in a form not unworthy of their excellence but more accessible to those lovers of books whose purses have a habit of varying in inverse proportion to the amount of their love. - "Old French Romances", William Morris.
- After Euxinas, corruption from oras to undas would be very easy, the inverse less so. - "The Last Poems of Ovid", Ovid.
- A man's sense of humor seems to be in inverse proportion to the gravity of his profession." - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.