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inverse function

n. (context mathematics English) A function that does exactly the opposite of another; formally ''g'' is the inverse function of a function ''f'' if and only if: forall x . f(x) = y implies g(y) = x. Notation: f^{-1}.

inverse function

n. the function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x

Inverse function

In mathematics, if a function f(x) = y is injective, exactly one function g(y) will exist such that g(y) = x, otherwise no such function will exist. The function g(y) is called the inverse function of f(x) because it "reverses" f(x); that is to say g(f(x)) = x.

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I had often noticed that his fondness for me tended to increase as an inverse function of my proximity.