noun, Physics, Optics.
one of several laws relating two quantities such that one quantity varies inversely as the square of the other, as the law that the illumination produced on a screen by a point source varies inversely as the square of the distance of the screen from the source.
any natural law in which the magnitude of a physical quantity varies inversely with the square of the distance from its source
noun, Trigonometry. 1. . noun, Trigonometry. 1. the angle, measured in radians, that has a tangent equal to a given number. Symbol: tan −1. Abbreviation: arc tan; arc tangent The inverse of the tangent function.
[adjective, noun in-vurs, in-vurs; verb in-vurs] /adjective, noun ɪnˈvɜrs, ˈɪn vɜrs; verb ɪnˈvɜrs/ adjective 1. reversed in position, order, direction, or tendency. 2. Mathematics. 3. inverted; turned upside down. noun 4. an inverted state or condition. 5. something that is inverse; the direct opposite. 6. Mathematics. verb (used with object), inversed, inversing. 7. to . […]
[in-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ɪnˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of inverting. 2. the state of being inverted. 3. anything that is inverted. 4. Rhetoric. reversal of the usual or natural order of words; anastrophe. 5. Grammar. any change from a basic word order or syntactic sequence, as in the placement of […]
noun, Metallurgy. 1. casting from an electric furnace inverted over the mold. 2. a process of casting, used especially for small statuary or the like, in which the mold is inverted after the outer surfaces have hardened so as to drain off the molten metal at the center.