Math Definitions - Letter I


Definition of Inverse

Definition of Inverse

An inverse is something that undoes the work of a function or operation.

For example, the inverse of squaring a positive number is taking its square root. The inverse of adding \(7\) is subtracting \(7\), and the inverse of multiplying by \(6\) is dividing by \(6\).


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter I

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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