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    inversion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word inversion

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