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  Definition of transposition
  1. (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards
  2. the act of reversing the order or place of
  3. (electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance; "he wrote a textbook on the electrical effects of transposition"
  4. (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity form one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign
  5. (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome
  6. an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
  7. any abnormal position of the organs of the body
Similar Words: reversal, substitution, permutation, replacement, switch, heterotaxy

 

Derivational Morphology: transpose, permute, commute, trade, swap, swop, switch, switch over, exchange, interchange, tack, alternate, flip, flip-flop, replace, substitute, sub, stand in, fill in

 

Anagrams: air transport, transpiration

 

 
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