## In mathematics terms the difference between inverse and adjoint

is that

**inverse** is the inverse of an element

*x* with respect to a binary operation is an element that when combined with

*x* yields the appropriate identity element while

**adjoint** is a matrix in which each element is the cofactor of an associated element of another matrix.

## As adjectives the difference between **inverse** and **adjoint**

is that

**inverse** is opposite in effect or nature or order while

**adjoint** is used in several situations with a meaning similar to helping.

## As nouns the difference between **inverse** and **adjoint**

is that

**inverse** is the opposite of a given, due to contrary nature or effect while

**adjoint** is a matrix in which each element is the cofactor of an associated element of another matrix.

## As a verb **inverse**

is to compute the bearing and distance between two points.