They are the inverse of the boy who cried wolf, and no one now believes that the wolf is not at the door.
“The chances of having a grandchild stand in inverse proportion to how much you talk about it,” Bill Clinton says.
The more power the chamber has, the more it seems to have an inverse effect on the level of debate.
In fact, there is usually an inverse correlation: the more senior the professor, the less time they have for undergraduates.
The meme is the inverse of Harvey Milk: you gotta take away all their hope.
And even this inverse precaution did not at all times prove effectual, as in the following pleasant instance.
The inverse is also true, for good intentions often have evil results.
All, then, that we could say would be, that the inverse Probability was somewhat against him.
The meagreness or negativeness of their content has been in an inverse ratio to their power.
Or, to speak more generally, in nature the intensity of shadows stands in an inverse relation to the intensity of the light.
mid15c., from Latin inversus, past participle of invertere (see invert). Related: Inversely. As a noun, 1680s, from the adjective.
inverse Adjective (ĭnvûrs') Relating to a mathematical operation whose nature or effect is the opposite of another operation. For example, addition and subtraction are inverse operations, as are multiplication and division. Noun (ĭn'vûrs')

mathematics
Given a function, f : D > C, a function g : C > D is called a left inverse for f if for all d in D, g (f d) = d and a right inverse if, for all c in C, f (g c) = c and an inverse if both conditions hold. Only an injection has a left inverse, only a surjection has a right inverse and only a bijection has inverses. The inverse of f is often written as f with a 1 superscript.
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