multiplicative inverse

Definitions of multiplicative inverse
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n (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

Synonyms:
reciprocal
Type of:
inverse, opposite
something inverted in sequence or character or effect

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