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An example use of inverse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… or the inverse story of laziness causing …”

**noun:**

- The negative of a given number.
- The non-truth-preserving proposition constructed by negating both the premise and conclusion of an initially given proposition.
- A morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse.
- The winning of the coup in a game of rouge et noir by a card of a color different from that first dealt; the area of the table reserved for bets upon such an outcome.
- One divided by a given number.
- The result of a circle inversion; the set of all such points; the curve described by such a set.
- A second function which, when combined with the initially given function, yields as its output any term inputted into the first function.
- The reverse of any procedure or process.
- The result of an inversion.
- A grammatical number marking that indicates the opposite grammatical number (or numbers) of the default number specification of noun class.
- (mathematics) A second element which negates a first; in a binary operation, the element for which the binary operation—when applied to both it and an initially given element—yields the operation's identity element, specifically:.
- An inverted state: a state in which something has been turned (properly) upside down or inside out or backwards.
- A ratio etc. in which the antecedents and consequents are switched.

**adjective:**

- Reverse, opposite in order.
- Having the properties of an inverse; said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity.
- That has the property of being an inverse (the result of a circle inversion of a given point or geometrical figure); that is constructed by circle inversion.
- Whose every element has an inverse (morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse).
- Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual.
- Opposite in effect, nature or order.

**verb:**

- To compute the bearing and distance between two points.