- inverted; reversed in order or relation; directly opposite
- Math. designating or of an operation which, when applied after a specific operation, cancels it: subtraction is the
*inverse*operation of addition

Origin of inverse

Classical Latin*inversus*, past participle of

*invertere*

- any inverse thing; direct opposite
- Math.
- the result of an inversion
- the result obtained after dividing 1 by the given number; reciprocal: the
*inverse*of x is 1/x