Inverse or inversion may refer to:

* Inverse (program), a program for solving inverse and optimization problems
* Inversion (music)
* Inversion (prosody), the reversal of the order of a foot's elements
* Inversion (linguistics)
* Inversion (law), reincorporation by a firm in a different country e.g. to save taxes

* Inversion in postcolonial theory, a discursive strategy/gesture in cultural and subaltern studies
* "Invert", a bmx trick
* Inverted pyramid, a way to arrange information in a news story
* Inverted sugar syrup

* Anastrophe, a literary device
* Mirror image
* Roller coaster inversions, which turn riders upside-down

*Inversion therapy, the practise of hanging upside down (heart higher than head) for supposed health benefits.

cience and mathematics

* Inversion (kinesiology), movement of the sole towards the median plane
* Inverse (mathematics)
* Inversive geometry, transformation geometry based on inversion in a circle
* Method of inversion, the image of a harmonic function in a sphere (or plane).
* Inverse problem, in science and mathematics, fitting a model to known data
* Inversion (geology), the relative uplift of a previously basinal area resulting from local shortening, in structural geology
* Inversion (meteorology), air temperature increasing with height
* Inversion (nuclear), the "island of inversion", a group of elements with abnormal nuclear shell structure
* Chromosomal inversion, where a segment of a chromosome is reversed end to end
* Nitrogen inversion, a chemical process in which a trigonal nitrogen-containing structure turns inside-out
* Population inversion, in statistical mechanics, when a system exists in state with more members in an excited state than in lower energy states
* Sexual inversion, in biology, the switching from one sex to the opposite among some animal species.
* Sexual inversion (sexology), a term for reversal of gender roles, usually implying homosexuality, found primarily in older scientific literature
* Inversion (linguistics), a term referring to a number of different distinct grammatical constructions found in the languages of the world.


* Inverse multiplexer (or 'demultiplexer'), which breaks a single data stream into several streams with lower data rates
* Inverter (electrical), which converts direct current to alternating current
* Inverter (logic gate) (or 'NOT gate')
* Priority inversion, in which a low-priority task holds a shared resource that a high-priority task needs

ee also

* Antonym, word pairs that are opposite in meaning
* Introversion and extroversion
* Inverse-square law, something is inversely proportional to the square of the distance
* Inverted river delta, the narrow end on the seafront, the wide end located further inland
* Obverse and reverse, in coins
* Opposite
* Reverse
* Reverse perspective, in art, the further the object, the larger it is drawn
* Voice inversion, a method of scrambling communications

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  • inverse — [ ɛ̃vɛrs ] adj. et n. m. • 1611; envers XIIe; lat. inversus, de invertere « retourner » I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ (Direction, ordre) Qui est exactement opposé, contraire. Dans l ordre inverse. Une relation inverse. Tourner dans le sens inve …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inverse — in‧verse [ˌɪnˈvɜːs◂ ǁ ɜːrs◂] adjective in inverse proportion/​relation to something used for saying that one thing increases at the same rate as another related thing gets smaller: • Stocks moved in inverse relation to oil prices throughout the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Inverse — In*verse , a. [L. inversus, p. p. of invertere: cf. F. inverse. See {Invert}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; opposed to {direct}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Inverted; having a position or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inverse — [in vʉrs′, in′vʉrs΄] adj. [L inversus, pp. of invertere] 1. inverted; reversed in order or relation; directly opposite 2. Math. designating or of an operation which, when applied after a specific operation, cancels it [subtraction is the inverse… …   English World dictionary

  • Inverse — In verse, n. That which is inverse. [1913 Webster] Thus the course of human study is the inverse of the course of things in nature. Tatham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inverse — I adjective antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, contrary, converse, conversus, diametrically opposite, inversus, inverted, opposite, reverse, reversed, transposed, turned about associated concepts: inverse condemnation, inverse discrimination II …   Law dictionary

  • Inverse — (franz., spr. ängwärß , umgekehrt), Kunstausdruck im Kartenspiel, s. Trente et quarante …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • inverse — фр. [энвэ/рс], англ. [и/нвэс] inverso ит. [инвэ/рсо] противоположный, обратный …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • inverse — (adj.) mid 15c., from L. inversus, pp. of invertere (see INVERT (Cf. invert)). Related: Inversely. As a noun, 1680s, from the adjective …   Etymology dictionary

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