# inverse function

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## inverse function

n. Mathematics
A function whose relation to a given function is such that their composite is the identity function. It is often found by interchanging dependent and independent variables.

## in′verse func′tion

n.
Math. the function that replaces another function when the dependent and independent variables of the first function are interchanged for an appropriate set of values of the dependent variable.
[1810–20]
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 Noun 1 inverse function - a 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)=xfunction, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function, map - (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
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On the other hand, the operation [??] is the inverse operation of + in interval arithmetic.
Therefore if [mathematical expression not reproducible], then [??] can be found with this inverse operation uniquely.
Thus, it is observed that standard CCA algorithm uses the matrix inverse operation to solve the linear equations by obtaining the maximum value of [[rho].sup.2] for determining the demixing matrix W.
The display essentially performs the inverse operation and converts radiation into a photonic representation, showing the 2D 'slices' as a series of 'light sheets' suspended in free space.'
It also does the inverse operation: it can take a pattern and reduce it to its cosines.
The encrypted data also can be decrypted by the inverse operation using Chinese remainder theorem.
Thus, selected structural ideas become salient such as the commutative and associative properties of multiplication and addition as well as the inverse operation of addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division.
By use of a block Gauss-Seidel type pre-conditioner, no iterative or inverse operation for the original matrix of sub-SVE-domains is required for computation of connecting matrix, the computational time can be reduced greatly.
During the decryption process, the InverseSubBytes operation performs the inverse operation using Inverse S-box as shown in Figure 6.
"The second wireless gateway performs the inverse operation of the first gateway by an electronic down-converter module.
2 : being a mathematical operation that is opposite in effect to another operation <Multiplication is the inverse operation of division.>

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