Converse vs. Inverse

Converse vs. Inverse — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Converse and Inverse

Converseverb

To engage in an exchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language.

Inverseadjective

Reversed in order, nature, or effect.

Converseverb

(Archaic) To interact socially with others; associate.

Inverseadjective

(Mathematics) Of or relating to an inverse or an inverse function.

Conversenoun

An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.

Inverseadjective

(Archaic) Turned upside down; inverted.

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Conversenoun

Social interaction.

Inversenoun

Something that is opposite, as in sequence or character; the reverse.

Conversenoun

Something that has been reversed; an opposite.

Inversenoun

The reciprocal of a designated quantity. Also called multiplicative inverse.

Conversenoun

(Logic) A proposition obtained by conversion.

Inversenoun

The negative of a designated quantity. Also called additive inverse.

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Converseadjective

Reversed, as in position, order, or action; contrary.

Inverseadjective

Opposite in effect, nature or order.

Converseverb

to talk; to engage in conversation

Inverseadjective

Reverse, opposite in order.

Converseverb

to keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; followed by with

Inverseadjective

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

Converseverb

(obsolete) to have knowledge of (a thing), from long intercourse or study

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.

Conversenoun

familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat.

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.

Conversenoun

the opposite or reverse

Inverseadjective

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

Conversenoun

(logic) of a proposition or theorem of the form: given that "If A is true, then B is true", then "If B is true, then A is true."
equivalently: given that "All Xs are Ys", then "All Ys are Xs".

All trees are plants, but the converse, that all plants are trees, is not true.

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.

Conversenoun

(semantics) one of a pair of terms that name or describe a relationship from opposite perspectives; converse antonym; relational antonym

Inversenoun

The result of an inversion, particularly:

Converseadjective

opposite; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal

a converse proposition

Inversenoun

The reverse of any procedure or process.

Uninstalling is the inverse of installation.

Conversenoun

a proposition obtained by conversion

Inversenoun

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

The inverse of a:b is b:a.

Converseverb

carry on a conversation

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.

Converseadjective

of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other;

`parental' and `filial' are converse terms

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, \lnot\mathsf{p}\to\lnot\mathsf{q} is the inverse of \mathsf{p}\to\mathsf{q} and is equivalent to the converse proposition \mathsf{q}\to\mathsf{p}.

Converseadjective

turned about in order or relation;

transposed letters

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:

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.

Inversenoun

(multiplication) One divided by a given number.

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

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\ f^{-1}=\mathit{I}, as \mathit{I} is the identity function. That is, \forall x,f(f^{-1}(x))=\mathit{I}(x)=x.

Inversenoun

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

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.

Inversenoun

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

Inverseverb

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

Inversenoun

something inverted in sequence or character or effect;

when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse

Inverseadjective

reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

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)