A chart depicting the strong inverse relationship between prosperity and fertility in existing societies



  • Opposite in effect, nature or order.
  • Reverse, opposite in order.
  • Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Whose every element has an inverse (morphism which is both a left inverse and a right inverse).




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  • Recorded since 1440, from Latin inversus, the past participle of invertere, itself from in- + vertere.

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