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  Words related to inversion

Related / Similar Words: eversion, everting, upending, anastrophe

 

Definition:
  • the act of turning inside out;
  • turning upside down; setting on end;
  • a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex;
  • (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ll ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa;
  • the reversal of the normal order of words;
  • (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed;
  • the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer;
  • a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa;
  • 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);

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    Hyponyms: upset, overturn, turnover

     

    Derivational Morphology: evert, invert, reverse, upend

     

    Anagrams: reversion

     

     
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