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

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