- 1[only before noun] opposite in amount or position to something else A person's wealth is often in inverse proportion to their happiness (= the more money they have, the less happy they are). There is often an inverse relationship between the power of the tool and how easy it is to use.
- 2the inverse noun [singular] (technology) the exact opposite of something
inverselyjump to other results
adverb We regard health as inversely related to social class.