Usage examples for inversely

  1. This sliding scale, varying inversely with the size of the family, is open to an obvious objection: it granted liberty of bequest only in cases where the family was small, but practically lapsed when the family attained to patriarchal dimensions. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  2. No other discovery ever made in science approaches in importance to the discovery of the principle of universal gravitation- the principle that every particle of matter is attracted by every other particle with a force proportioned inversely to the square of their distances. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  3. They change in opposite ways or inversely as we say. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  4. The law that " bodies attract each other with a force which varies inversely as the square of the distance," has been proven only in its application to the heavenly bodies. – A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution by Carl Von Nägeli
  5. They were startled out of their sleep, one after another, in the order in which they lay, and inversely to that in which they had lain down. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  6. Let us state, therefore, as the first law of competition, this: In any given industry the intensity of competition tends to vary inversely as the number of competing units. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  7. Both Whigs and Tories were generally thus agreed on the necessity of maintaining the principle of protection; the dispute between the two parties being whether it were best achieved by a fixed duty on imported corn, or by what was commonly known as a sliding scale: a scale, that is, which varied inversely with the price of the grain itself, rising as the price in the home market fell, and falling as it rose. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  8. This is equivalent to saying that the dimensions of the two orbits are inversely proportional to the masses of the earth and the moon. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  9. In other words, did we know the proportion subsisting between the Conceivable and the Unknowable in respect of relative extent and character, and so of inherent probabilities, we should then be able to estimate the actual value of any apparent probability relating to the latter province; but, as it is, our ability to make this estimate varies inversely as our inability to estimate our ignorance in this particular. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  10. Some fruit- growers go so far as to say that fruitfulness is inversely proportionate to vegetative vigor. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  11. This can fortunately be effected by a simple calculation depending upon the general law that the intensity of gravitation varies inversely as the square of the distance. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  12. In going from East to West, or inversely the longitude changes, but in passing from North to South of any spot, it is the latitude that alters. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  13. The correct law is, that it varies directly as the square root of the mass, and inversely as the square root of the radius. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  14. The other star moves in an ellipse of precisely similar shape, but probably smaller size, since the dimensions of the two orbits are inversely proportional to the masses of the two bodies, but it is customary to neglect this motion of the larger star and to give to the smaller one an orbit whose diameter is equal to the sum of the diameters of the two real orbits. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  15. There is, in fact, a very prevalent idea that interest and discipline vary inversely to one another; that discipline is to be found in doing what is uninteresting; and that interest is to be found in doing what is " slack." – The School and the World by Victor Gollancz and David Somervell
  16. Had Sonnino, for instance, by some lucky turn, disposed of his stock in bulk, and was thus for the moment in possession of an unusually large amount of cash; or, inversely had Sonnino received an unusual stock of stones? – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  17. The strain caused by any weight, applied transversely, to a beam supported at both ends, is directly as the breadth, and square of the depth, and inversely as the length. – Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building by G. B. N. Tower
  18. The " law" of gravitation, for example, is often used to denote nothing more than the general fact, ascertained by experience, that all bodies near the surface of the earth tend to its centre with a velocity proportioned directly to their mass, and inversely to the square of their distance; and when it is employed in this sense, it determines nothing as to the " cause" which is in operation,- it affirms merely a fact, or a fact reduced to a formula, and confirmed by universal experience. – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  19. Some men may possibly, by locality or privileges, be excepted from certain taxes, but no taxation ever can be just that is thrown upon some particular class only; and if that class happen to be small and the demand great, the injustice done is directly proportionable to the greatness of the exaction, and inversely to the number of the persons who are the objects of it: these are clear, irrefragable, and eternal principles. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  20. And inversely representations approached from the point of view of pure vision, the mosaic of colour on the retina, if pushed far enough, may satisfy the mental perception of form with its touch associations. – The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed