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[ in-vurs-lee ]


  1. in an inverse manner.
  2. Mathematics. in inverse proportion.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of inversely1

First recorded in 1650–60; inverse + -ly

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Example Sentences

On the other hand, foods that are inversely associated with weight gain are vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts and yogurt.

Sundog has observed that a person’s willingness to be seen nude is often inversely proportional to other people’s desire to see them sans clothes.

So I would say the maturity of the actual company we invest in is inversely correlated with our knowledge.

In the case of education, for example, good health practices seemed to be inversely associated with academic achievement.

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Lee makes a convincing case that the loveliness of much Renaissance art is inversely related to the moral ugliness of its patrons.

Inversely, of course, figures from the Orient travelled the other way to discover Europe.

One more thing, take it in the morning otherwise it can disrupt your sleep since vitamin D and melatonin are inversely related.

Usually, they're pretty consistently inversely related: high unemployment means low vacancies, and vice versa.

On the near side, the sea-wall makes an elbow crooked inversely, and its end too has a lighthouse.

Shall composition and decomposition be reduced to some one of these kinds of motion, or shall we look at this process inversely?

He showed that the velocity of a signal through a given core was inversely proportional to the square of the length of the core.

If the temperature of a gas be kept constant, its pressure or elastic force will vary inversely as the volume it occupies.

Pressure in a gas may be created by increasing its temperature and inversely heat may be created by pressure.





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