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1       adj   If there is an inverse relationship between two things, one of them becomes larger as the other becomes smaller.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: direct)    The tension grew in inverse proportion to the distance from their final destination.     
  inversely      adv   ADV adj/-ed, ADV after v  
The size of the nebula at this stage is inversely proportional to its mass.     
2       n-sing   The inverse of something is its exact opposite.  
FORMAL   the N, usu N of n  
There is no sign that you bothered to consider the inverse of your logic.     
      Inverse is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n  
The hologram can be flipped to show the inverse image.     
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      adj   contrary, converse, inverted, opposite, reverse, reversed, transposed  

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