adverb Date: 1660 1. in an inverse order or manner 2. in the manner of inverse variation <
varies inversely

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  • inversely — UK US /ɪnˈvɜːsli/ adverb ► in the opposite way to something else: inversely proportional/related to sth »Efficiency was found to be inversely related to company size. move/vary inversely to sth »Bond yields move inversely to market price …   Financial and business terms

  • Inversely — In*verse ly, adv. In an inverse order or manner; by inversion; opposed to {directly}. [1913 Webster] {Inversely proportional}. See {Directly proportional}, under {Directly}, and {Inversion}, 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inversely — index contra Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inversely — adv. Inversely is used with these adjectives: ↑proportional, ↑related Inversely is used with these verbs: ↑correlate, ↑vary …   Collocations dictionary

  • inversely — inverse ► ADJECTIVE ▪ opposite in position, direction, order, or effect. ► NOUN 1) a thing that is the opposite or reverse of another. 2) Mathematics a reciprocal quantity. DERIVATIVES inversely adverb. ORIGIN Latin inversus, from invertere …   English terms dictionary

  • inversely — adverb in an inverse or contrary manner (Freq. 4) inversely related wavelength and frequency are, of course, related reciprocally F.A.Geldard • Syn: ↑reciprocally • Derived from adjective: ↑reciprocal (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • inversely — /in verrs lee/, adv. 1. in an inverse manner. 2. Math. in inverse proportion. [1650 60; INVERSE + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inversely — adverb In an inverse order or manner; by inversion …   Wiktionary

  • inversely — Synonyms and related words: a rebours, against the grain, arsy varsy, backwards, bottom side up, bottom up, by contraries, contra, contrarily, contrariously, contrariwise, conversely, head over heels, heels over head, in flat opposition, just the …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inversely — adv. contrarily, conversely, in reverse; the other way around, oppositely, by way of opposition …   English contemporary dictionary

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