multiplicative inverse(redirected from Reciprocal (mathematics))
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||multiplicative inverse - (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7|
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.