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Meaning & Definition of Inversion in English

English

Inversion

/ɪnvərʒən/

noun

1. The layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer

    synonym:
  • inversion

2. 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)

    synonym:
  • inversion

3. A chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa

    synonym:
  • inversion

4. (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed

    synonym:
  • inversion

5. The reversal of the normal order of words

    synonym:
  • anastrophe
  • ,
  • inversion

6. (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa

    synonym:
  • inversion

7. A term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex

    synonym:
  • inversion
  • ,
  • sexual inversion

8. Turning upside down

  • Setting on end
    synonym:
  • inversion
  • ,
  • upending

9. The act of turning inside out

    synonym:
  • inversion
  • ,
  • eversion
  • ,
  • everting