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  Definition of inversion
  1. the act of turning inside out
  2. turning upside down; setting on end
  3. a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex
  4. (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ll ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa
  5. the reversal of the normal order of words
  6. (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed
  7. the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer
  8. a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa
  9. abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)
Similar Words: eversion, everting, upending, anastrophe

 

Hyponyms: upset, overturn, turnover

 

Derivational Morphology: evert, invert, reverse, upend

 

Anagrams: reversion

 

 
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