### A characterization of the invertible measures

Let G be a locally compact abelian group and M(G) its measure algebra. Two measures μ and λ are said to be equivalent if there exists an invertible measure ϖ such that ϖ*μ = λ. The main result of this note is the following: A measure μ is invertible iff |μ̂| ≥ ε on Ĝ for some ε > 0 and μ is equivalent to a measure λ of the form λ = a + θ, where a ∈ L¹(G) and θ ∈ M(G) is an idempotent measure.