inverse function


noun Mathematics.

the function that replaces another function when the dependent and independent variables of the first function are interchanged for an appropriate set of values of the dependent variable. In y = sin x and x = arc sin y, the inverse function of sine is arc sine.

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Origin of inverse function

First recorded in 1810–20
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