Dictionary Results for transposition


1. transposition - noun

· any abnormal position of the organs of the body

Synonym(s): heterotaxy

Hypernym(s): abnormality, abnormalcy




2. transposition - noun

· an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"

Synonym(s): substitution, permutation, replacement, switch

Hypernym(s): variation, fluctuation




3. transposition - noun

· (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome

Hypernym(s): mutation, genetic_mutation, chromosomal_mutation




4. transposition - noun

· (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign

Hypernym(s): calculation, computation, computing




5. transposition - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): rearrangement




6. transposition - noun

· the act of reversing the order or place of

Synonym(s): reversal

Hypernym(s): reordering




7. transposition - noun

· (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards

Hypernym(s): playing





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