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multiplicative inverse

noun, Mathematics
1.
reciprocal (def 9).
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • If there is only one argument this takes the multiplicative inverse of the mapping.
  • The symbol for the reciprocal, or multiplicative inverse, of a non-zero real number a is.
  • Recognize negative integer powers as repeated division or multiplication by the multiplicative inverse.

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