Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun inverse

1 sense of inverse

Sense 1

inverse, opposite -- (something inverted in sequence or character or effect; "when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse")

=> opposition, oppositeness -- (the relation between opposed entities)

Antonyms of adj inverse

2 senses of inverse

Sense 1

inverse, reverse -- (reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect)

INDIRECT (VIA backward) -> forward -- (at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion")

Sense 2

inverse (vs. direct) -- (opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity ; "a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)")

direct (vs. inverse) -- (similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; "a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)")

Similarity of adj inverse

2 senses of inverse

Sense 1

inverse, reverse -- (reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect)

=> backward (vs. forward) -- (directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view")

Sense 2

inverse (vs. direct) -- (opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity ; "a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)")

=> reciprocal -- (of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; "the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a")