inverse inverse  /ɪn ˈvɜrs/


  1. (n) something inverted in sequence or character or effect
  2. (adj) reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
  3. (adj) opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity



  1. Chance at reconciliation: In inverse proportion to the massive ratings this feud generates.
  2. I have a theory: a country enjoys Abba's music in inverse relation to its own global significance.
  3. There is, it seems, an inverse relationship between the passions expressed in judicial writings and the import of the cases that inspire them.


  1. Using Inverse ETFs to Hedge Interest Rate Risk

    With interest rates rising, more aggressive traders are using short or inverse exchange traded funds to capitalize on weakening Treasuries and fixed-income assets, but the instruments do not come without ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ETF Trends via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Écoutez Coup Franc : Étoiles qui brillent et astres mal alignés

    Gloire et décadence sont au menu de l’émission de cette semaine ( à écouter ici ) que l’on pourrait résumer de façon simpliste en disant que le zénith n’est jamais loin d’un trou noir, mais que l’inverse est tout aussi vrai.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Major League Soccer

  3. ProShares Splits Shares On 15 ETFs

    ProShares, the Bethesda, Md.-based fund provider known for its extensive roster of leveraged and inverse funds, is serving up seven straight splits and eight reverse splits, including a 1-for-10
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "I think it's going to be very challenging to find somebody who would be willing to accept that nomination," Cornyn said. "Sort of the inverse of what Attorney General Gonzales did."
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: John Cornyn Source: Washington Post

  2. "The scientists haven't tested the hypothesis yet," writes Pollan in his introduction, "but I'm willing to bet that when they do they'll find an inverse correlation between the amount of time people spend worrying about nutrition and their...
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Michael Pollan Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "After finally conceding, in 2005, that a taking occurred forty-three years earlier, the Borough now attempts to hide behind the six-year statute of limitations to claim that plaintiffs have no right to an inverse condemnation action," LaVecchia...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Jaynee LaVecchia Source:

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