Inverse proportion


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an equality between a direct ratio and a reciprocal ratio; thus, 4 : 2 : : 1/3 : inversely.

See also: Inverse

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Thoughts of home grew stronger the nearer he approached it- far stronger, as though this feeling of his was subject to the law by which the force of attraction is in inverse proportion to the square of the distance.
Our findings indicate that education and rubella virus infection are in inverse proportion to each other.
As with much else, we suffer from scrutiny in Scotland having moved in inverse proportion to the number of politicians.
The national interest didn't get out of the starting gate, tethered to a railing by deceivers with huge egos we find are usually in inverse proportion to their actual abilities.
While teaching mathematics of grade 5 to my younger sister, one day I was giving her examples of inverse proportion, suddenly an example came in my mind I told her that the economy of our country is inverse proportional to the poverty prevailing here because when the economy rises poverty falls and falling economy gives birth to rising poverty.
Robert Jones, Mike Phillips and Dwayne Peel were all wonderful performers, while others whose quality was in inverse proportion to the small number of caps they won include Chico Hop-kins, David Bishop and Brynmor Williams.
KANYE West, a rapper whose talent is in inverse proportion to his ego, has changed his name.
And the happy couple should beware Routledge's First Law of Matrimony: The durability of the marriage is in inverse proportion to the amount of money spent on the wedding.
"To apologists who say Jio Institute has been placed in the greenfield category, a greenfield university outside Chennai is being helmed by former Reserve Bank of India chief Raghuram Rajan, whose academic qualifications are in inverse proportion to those of Ambanis who own Jio.
Ironically, anger at immigration has grown in inverse proportion to actual immigration flows.
This is an exception to the cinematic rule of thumb which says the length of a film's title is in inverse proportion to its quality.