# inverse square law

### 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.

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## Words nearby inverse square law

inverse cosecant, inverse cosine, inverse cotangent, inverse function, inverse image, inverse square law, inverse-square law, inversely, inversion, inversion casting, inversion layer

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## British Dictionary definitions for inverse square law

inverse square law

### noun

any natural law in which the magnitude of a physical quantity varies inversely with the square of the distance from its source

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