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adjective as in opposite

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Both of these can be greater when you’re alone—although, ironically, they’re often at inverse levels.

For Magneto, it’s that mutants are superior to humans and should eliminate them before the inverse happens.

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In the third century BCE, the philosopher Aristotle described the female body as the inverse of the male body, with its genitalia “turn’d outside in.”

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Finding the pair required a complex computer search, but verifying that they really are inverses is well within the realm of human computation.

Now Gardam has turned up a pair of multiplicative inverses with 21 terms each within a group algebra built from the Hantzsche-Wendt group.

Somehow, the brevity of the message creates an inverse potential for misunderstanding.

This is an inverse Pietà, and something of a sexual anarchist; she ardently refuses to be oriented in an orientation.

The meme is the inverse of Harvey Milk: you gotta take away all their hope.

There is an inverse correlation at play: the nicer a man appears, the greater his cruelty behind closed doors.

Whatever the answer, the inverse desire for unlikable characters—truly despicable ones—is interesting.

Now recall the series in an inverse order, beginning with “Fieldhand,” and going back to “Building.”

The first cost of these engines was probably in inverse proportion to their power.

The pressure of darkness acts in inverse proportion upon different kinds of natures.

We shall, then, in a separate chapter, examine and endeavour to characterize the inverse process.

And as will be shown presently, nothing of a really scientific character is here possible, except by the inverse deductive method.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inverse, such as: contrary, converse, reverse, changed, flipped, and flip side.

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