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Definition of inverse adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɪnvərs//
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  1. 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.
  2. 2the inverse noun [singular] (technology) the exact opposite of something
adverb We regard health as inversely related to social class.
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