# multiplicative inverse

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## multiplicative inverse

[‚məl·tə′plik·əd·iv ′in‚vərs] (mathematics)

In a mathematical system with an operation of multiplication, denoted ×, the multiplicative inverse of an element

*e*is an element*ē*such that*e*×*ē*=*ē*×*e*= 1, where 1 is the multiplicative identity.Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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