# Inverses vs Inversed - What's the difference?

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# inverse

## English

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• Opposite in effect or nature or order
• reverse, opposite in order
• (botany) Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual.
• (mathematics) Having the properties of an inverse; said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity.
• Multiplication is the inverse operation to division.
• (linguistics, Kiowa-Tanoan) A grammatical number marking that indicates the opposite grammatical number (or numbers) of the default number specification of noun class.
• (category theory) A morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse.
• #### Derived terms

* inverse function * inversely

### Noun

(en noun)
• The opposite of a given, due to contrary nature or effect.
• :: ''Deposing is the inverse of installing, and vice versa
• The reverse version of a procedure.
• Removing one's shoes is the inverse of putting one's shoes on
• (mathematics) 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.
• The additive inverse of x is -x as, x + -x = 0 where 0 is the additive identity element.
The multiplicative inverse of x is x-1 as, x * x-1 = 1 where 1 is the multiplicative identity element.
''The compositional inverse of a function f is f–1 as, f f–1 is the identity function (ie f–1(f(a)) = a for all a).
• (logic) A statement constructed from the negatives of the premise and conclusion of some other statement: ~p ? ~q is the inverse of p ? q.
• ### Verb

(invers)
• (surveying) To compute the bearing and distance between two points.
• #### Antonyms

* compute (a point).

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