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American English: /ˈɪnvərs/
, /ɪnˈvərs/
British English: /ˈɪnvəːs/
, /ɪnˈvəːs/

Translation of inverse in Spanish:

adjective usually before noun

  • 1 (opposite, reversed) in inverse order or sequence
    a la inversa
    en orden inverso
    in inverse proportion/relation to something
    en proporción/relación inversa a algo
    pressure and volume are in inverse proportion
    la presión y el volumen son inversamente proporcionales
    Example sentences
    • The positive sign on this effect suggests that the inverse relationship between early support from the mother and adult depressive symptoms is less substantial among male respondents.
    • In theory, at least, this creates a direct, inverse relationship between the unemployment rate and the inflation rate.
    • A review of 20 international studies looking into the link between the use of the oral contraceptives and rates of bowel cancer found an inverse relationship.
  • 2 (Mathematics)
    inverse function
    función (feminine) inversa
    Example sentences
    • He made major contributions to the inverse problem of Galois theory as well as to class field theory, thereby solving some long outstanding conjectures.
    • That is addition, multiplication and the two inverse operations of subtraction and division.
    • The reconstructions of outlines corresponding to extreme individuals using the inverse Fourier transform are plotted on the PC1 - PC2 projection.


  • (no plural) the inverse (Mathematics)
    el inverso
    the inverse is also true
    lo inverso también es cierto
    Example sentences
    • Video has always articulated itself as the negative inverse of television, the conscience of television, as Avital Ronell once put it.
    • Where many live albums sound more organic than their studio counterparts, the inverse is true here.
    • You take a verb, put un at the beginning, and get as result another verb that expresses the opposite or inverse of the action the original verb expressed.
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