Meaning of INVERSION in English

INVERSION

n. 1 the act of turning upside down or inside out. 2 the reversal of a normal order, position, or relation. 3 the reversal of the order of words, for rhetorical effect. 4 the reversal of the normal variation of air temperature with altitude. 5 the process or result of inverting. 6 the reversal of direction of rotation of a plane of polarized light. 7 homosexuality. inversive adj.

[ L inversio (as INVERT) ]

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