(also inverse ratio)
A relation between two quantities such that one increases in proportion as the other decreases: the population of wild goats had been reduced in inverse proportion to that of snakes
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- The inverse ratio of quality and quantity has never been more starkly illustrated.
- But, with wine, quantity and quality arrive in inverse proportions, so the more devastated the grapes are, the better the wine.
- The ‘mass-ratio’ of two bodies is ‘the negative inverse ratio of the mutually induced accelerations of those bodies', and ‘force’ is the ‘product of mass and acceleration’.
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