Dictionary Results for inversion


1. inversion - noun

· the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer

Hypernym(s): atmospheric_phenomenon




2. inversion - noun

· 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)

Hypernym(s): abnormality, abnormalcy




3. inversion - noun

· a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa

Hypernym(s): chemical_process, chemical_change, chemical_action




4. inversion - noun

· (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed

Hypernym(s): mutation, genetic_mutation, chromosomal_mutation




5. inversion - noun

· the reversal of the normal order of words

Synonym(s): anastrophe

Hypernym(s): rhetorical_device




6. inversion - noun

· (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa

Hypernym(s): variation




7. inversion - noun

· a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex

Synonym(s): sexual_inversion

Hypernym(s): homosexuality, homosexualism, homoeroticism, queerness, gayness




8. inversion - noun

· turning upside down; setting on end

Synonym(s): upending

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility




9. inversion - noun

· the act of turning inside out

Synonym(s): eversion, everting

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility





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