noun Date: 1586 1. a reversal of position, order, form, or relationship: as a. (1) a change in normal word order; especially the placement of a verb before its subject (2) the process or result of changing or reversing the relative positions of the notes of a musical interval, chord, or phrase b. the condition of being turned inward or inside out c. a breaking off of a chromosome section and its subsequent reattachment in inverted position; also a chromosomal section that has undergone this process 2. the act or process of inverting 3. a. a change in the order of the terms of a mathematical proportion effected by inverting each ratio b. the operation of forming the inverse of a magnitude, a function, an operation, or an element 4. a. the conversion of dextrorotatory sucrose into a levorotatory mixture of glucose and fructose b. a change from one stereochemical figuration at a chiral center in a usually organic molecule to the opposite configuration that is brought about by a reaction in which a substitution of one group is made for a different group 5. homosexuality 6. an increase of temperature with height through a layer of air

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  • inversion — (n.) 1550s, from L. inversionem (nom. inversio) an inversion, noun of action from pp. stem of invertere (see INVERT (Cf. invert)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inversion — Inversion. s. f. Terme de Grammaire. Transposition, changement de l ordre dans lequel les mots ont accoustumé d estre rangez dans le discours ordinaire. Inversion dure. il y a de trop frequentes inversions dans ce discours …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • inversion — ► NOUN 1) the action of inverting or the state of being inverted. 2) (also temperature or thermal inversion) a reversal of the normal decrease of air temperature with altitude, or of water temperature with depth. DERIVATIVES inversive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • inversion — inversion. См. инверсия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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