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

1 sense of multiplicative inverse

Sense 1

multiplicative inverse, reciprocal -- ((mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7)

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