Associations to the word «Inversion»


INVERSION, noun. The action of inverting
INVERSION, noun. Being upside down, in an inverted state
INVERSION, noun. Being in a reverse sequence, in an inverted state
INVERSION, noun. (music)
INVERSION, noun. The move of one pitch in an interval up or down an octave.
INVERSION, noun. The reversal of an interval.
INVERSION, noun. The reversal of the pitch contour.
INVERSION, noun. The reversal of a pitch class succession, such as a contrapuntal line or melody.
INVERSION, noun. The subtraction of pitch classes in a set from twelve, which maps intervals onto their complements with respect to 0, and preserves interval classes, symbolized IX (X being the transposition that is inverted.).
INVERSION, noun. (genetics) a segment of DNA in the context of a chromosome that is reversed in orientation relative to a reference karyotype or genome
INVERSION, noun. (weather) An increase of air temperature with increase in altitude (the ground being colder than the surrounding air). When an inversion exists, there are no convection currents and wind speeds are below 5 knots. The atmosphere is stable and normally is considered the most favorable state for ground release of chemical agents.
INVERSION, noun. (grammar) Deviation from standard word order by putting the predicate before the subject. It takes place in questions with auxiliary verbs and in normal, affirmative clauses beginning with a negative particle, for the purpose of emphasis.
INVERSION, noun. (algebra) An operation on a group analogous to negation.
INVERSION, noun. (psychology) (obsolete) an outdated term for homosexuality, particularly popular in early psychoanalysis
INVERSION OF CONTROL, noun. (computing) Abstract principle describing an aspect of some software architecture designs in which the flow of control of a system is inverted in comparison to the traditional architecture.
INVERSION PAIR, noun. (mathematics) a pair of integers \((i,j)\) is an inversion pair of some permutation \(\sigma\) if \(i < j\) but \(\sigma(i)>\sigma(j)\).
INVERSION PAIRS, noun. Plural of inversion pair
INVERSION TABLE, noun. A device to enable a person to be comfortably upside-down as part of inversion therapy.
INVERSION TABLES, noun. Plural of inversion table
INVERSION THERAPY, noun. A therapy in which the patient hangs upside down or at an inverted angle, claimed to treat backache etc.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy