[adjective, noun in-vurs, in-vurs; verb in-vurs] /adjective, noun ɪnˈvɜrs, ˈɪn vɜrs; verb ɪnˈvɜrs/
reversed in position, order, direction, or tendency.
inverted; turned upside down.
an inverted state or condition.
something that is inverse; the direct opposite.
verb (used with object), inversed, inversing.
opposite or contrary in effect, sequence, direction, etc
(usually prenominal) upside-down; inverted: in an inverse position
(logic) a categorial proposition derived from another by changing both the proposition and its subject from affirmative to negative, or vice versa, as all immortals are angels from no mortals are angels
mid-15c., from Latin inversus, past participle of invertere (see invert). Related: Inversely. As a noun, 1680s, from the adjective.
Relating to a mathematical operation whose nature or effect is the opposite of another operation. For example, addition and subtraction are inverse operations, as are multiplication and division.
[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.
noun, Crystallography. 1. . noun, Crystallography. 1. a point within a crystal through which any straight line extends to points on opposite surfaces of the crystal at equal distances.
noun 1. a layer of the atmosphere in which there is a temperature inversion, with the layer tending to prevent the air below it from rising, thus trapping any pollutants that are present.