# Inverse Relationship

#### Quick Summary of Inverse Relationship

An Inverse relationship refers to a type of correlation that exists between two different numbers. In the instance of an inverse relationship when one number has a value that rises, then the other will correspondingly fall in the value of the first number.

### What is the dictionary definition of Inverse Relationship?

#### Dictionary Definition

In statistics, there is a negative relationship or inverse relationship between two variables if higher values of one variable tend to be associated with lower values of the other.

#### Full Definition of Inverse Relationship

An Inverse relationship refers to a type of correlation that exists between two different numbers. In the instance of an inverse relationship when one number has a value that rises, then the other will correspondingly fall in the value of the first number.

An inverse correlation, also known as negative correlation (or an inverse relationship), is a contrary relationship between two variables such that they move in opposite directions. For example, with variables A and B, as A increases, B decreases, and as A decreases, B increases.

Notes:

• The relationship between two variables can change over time and may have periods of positive correlation as well.
• Even though two sets of data may have a strong negative correlation, this does not imply that the behaviour of one has any influence on or causation relationship with the other.

#### Synonyms For Inverse Relationship

inverse relation, inversely related, inversely proportional, in inverse proportion, inverse ratio

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#### Definition Sources

Definitions for Inverse Relationship are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

• A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
• Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
• Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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