# Negative vs. Inverse

## Difference Between Negative and Inverse

#### Negativeadjective

Not positive or neutral.

#### Inverseadjective

Opposite in effect, nature or order.

#### Negativeadjective

(physics) Of electrical charge of an electron and related particles

#### Inverseadjective

Reverse, opposite in order.

#### Negativeadjective

(mathematics) Of a number: less than zero

#### Inverseadjective

(botany) Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual.

#### Negativeadjective

Denying a proposition.

#### Inverseadjective

(mathematics) 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.

*Multiplication is the inverse operation to division.*

#### Negativeadjective

Damaging; undesirable; unfavourable.

#### Inverseadjective

(geometry) 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.

*A circle inversion maps a given generalized circle to its inverse generalized circle.*

#### Negativeadjective

Often used pejoratively: pessimistic; not tending to see the bright side of things.

#### Inverseadjective

Whose every element has an inverse (morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse).

#### Negativeadjective

Of or relating to a photographic image in which the colours of the original, and the relations of left and right, are reversed.

#### Inversenoun

An inverted state: a state in which something has been turned (properly) upside down or (loosely) inside out or backwards.

*Cowgirl is the inverse of missionary.*

*321 is the inverse of 123.*

#### Negativeadjective

(chemistry) Metalloidal, nonmetallic; contrasted with positive or basic.

*The nitro group is negative.*

#### Inversenoun

The result of an inversion, particularly:

#### Negativeadjective

Often preceded by emotion, energy, feeling, or thought: to be avoided, bad, difficult, disagreeable, painful, potentially damaging, unpleasant, unwanted.

#### Inversenoun

The reverse of any procedure or process.

*Uninstalling is the inverse of installation.*

#### Negativeadjective

Characterized by the presence of features which do not support a hypothesis.

#### Inversenoun

(mathematics) A ratio etc. in which the antecedents and consequents are switched.

*The inverse of a:b is b:a.*

#### Negativenoun

Refusal or withholding of assents; prohibition, veto

#### Inversenoun

(geometry) The result of a circle inversion; the set of all such points; the curve described by such a set.

*The inverse P‘ of a point P is the point on a ray from the center O through P such that OP × OP‘ = r² or the set of all such points.*

#### Negativenoun

(law) A right of veto.

#### Inversenoun

(logic) The non-truth-preserving proposition constructed by negating both the premise and conclusion of an initially given proposition.

*"Anything that isn't a dog doesn't go to heaven" is the inverse of "All dogs go to heaven." More generally, $\backslash lnot\backslash mathsf\{p\}\backslash to\backslash lnot\backslash mathsf\{q\}$ is the inverse of $\backslash mathsf\{p\}\backslash to\backslash mathsf\{q\}$ and is equivalent to the converse proposition $\backslash mathsf\{q\}\backslash to\backslash mathsf\{p\}$.*

#### Negativenoun

(photography) An image in which dark areas represent light ones, and the converse.

#### Inversenoun

(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:

#### Negativenoun

(grammar) A word that indicates negation.

#### Inversenoun

(addition) The negative of a given number.

*The additive inverse of $x$ is $-x$, as $x-x=0$, as $0$ is the additive identity element.*

#### Negativenoun

(mathematics) A negative quantity.

#### Inversenoun

(multiplication) One divided by a given number.

*The multiplicative inverse of $x$ is $x^\{-1\}$, as $x\; \backslash times\; x^\{-1\}=1$, as $1$ the multiplicative identity element.*

#### Negativenoun

(weightlifting): A rep performed with weight in which the muscle begins at maximum contraction and is slowly extended; a movement performed using only the eccentric phase of muscle movement.

#### Inversenoun

(functions) A second function which, when combined with the initially given function, yields as its output any term inputted into the first function.

*The compositional inverse of a function $f$ is $f^\{-1\}$, as $f\backslash \; f^\{-1\}=\backslash mathit\{I\}$, as $\backslash mathit\{I\}$ is the identity function. That is, $\backslash forall\; x,f(f^\{-1\}(x))=\backslash mathit\{I\}(x)=x$.*

#### Negativenoun

The negative plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.

#### Inversenoun

(category theory) A morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse.

#### Negativeverb

(transitive) To refuse; to veto.

#### Inversenoun

(card games) 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.

#### Negativeverb

(transitive) To contradict.

#### Inversenoun

A grammatical number marking that indicates the opposite grammatical number (or numbers) of the default number specification of noun class.

#### Negativeverb

(transitive) To disprove.

#### Inverseverb

(surveying) To compute the bearing and distance between two points.

#### Negativeverb

(transitive) To make ineffective; to neutralize.

#### Inversenoun

something inverted in sequence or character or effect;

*when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse*

#### Negativeinterjection

An elaborate synonym for no.

#### Inverseadjective

reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

#### Negativenoun

a reply of denial;

*he answered in the negative*

#### Inverseadjective

opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity ;

*a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)*

#### Negativenoun

a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed

#### Negativeverb

vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent;

*The President vetoed the bill*

#### Negativeadjective

characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features;

*a negative outlook on life*

*a colorless negative personality*

*a negative evaluation*

*a negative reaction to an advertising campaign*

*a positive attitude*

*the reviews were all positive*

*a positive benefit*

*a positive demand*

#### Negativeadjective

reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive

#### Negativeadjective

having a negative electric charge;

*electrons are negative*

*protons are positive*

#### Negativeadjective

expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

#### Negativeadjective

having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant;

*ran a negative campaign*

*delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life*

#### Negativeadjective

not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition;

*the HIV test was negative*

#### Negativeadjective

less than zero;

*a negative number*

#### Negativeadjective

designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions;

*negative criticism*

#### Negativeadjective

involving disadvantage or harm;

*minus (or negative) factors*