inversely

[in-vurs-lee]
adverb
1.
in an inverse manner.
2.
Mathematics. in inverse proportion.

Origin:
1650–60; inverse + -ly

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inverse (ɪnˈvɜːs, ˈɪnvɜːs)
 
adj
1.  opposite or contrary in effect, sequence, direction, etc
2.  maths
 a.  (of a relationship) containing two variables such that an increase in one results in a decrease in the other: the volume of a gas is in inverse ratio to its pressure
 b.  (of an element) operating on a specified member of a set to produce the identity of the set: the additive inverse element of x is --x, the multiplicative inverse element of x is 1/x
3.  (usually prenominal) upside-down; inverted: in an inverse position
 
n
4.  maths
 a.  another name for reciprocal
 b.  an inverse element
5.  logic a categorial proposition derived from another by changing both the proposition and its subject from affirmative to negative, or vice versa, as all immortals are angels from no mortals are angels
 
[C17: from Latin inversus, from invertere to invert]
 
in'versely
 
adv

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Example sentences
The process of mandating graduate degrees for advancement inversely reduces the
  quality of the degrees.
Sea level is inversely related to global average temperature.
Cigarette consumption is inversely related to the tax rates on them.
The margin of error depends inversely on the square root of the sample size.
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