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Definition 1: turning upside down; setting on end - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for inversion in the sense of this definition

(inversion is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(... is a kind of inversion ) the act of upsetting something

"he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

Definition 2: the act of turning inside out - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for inversion in the sense of this definition

(inversion is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 3: a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for inversion in the sense of this definition

(inversion is a kind of ...) a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex

Definition 4: the reversal of the normal order of words - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for inversion in the sense of this definition

(inversion is a kind of ...) a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)

Definition 5: (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa - [noun denoting communication]

(inversion is a kind of ...) a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished

(inversion belongs to category ...) a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies

Definition 6: (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed - [noun denoting event]

(inversion is a kind of ...) (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism

(inversion belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 7: the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(inversion is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere

Definition 8: a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa - [noun denoting process]

(inversion is a kind of ...) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

Definition 9: 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 denoting state]

(inversion is a kind of ...) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

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