Meaning of INVERSION in English


■ noun

1》 the action of inverting or the state of being inverted.

↘reversal of the normal order of words, typically for rhetorical effect.

2》 Music an inverted interval, chord, or phrase.

3》 (also temperature or thermal ~ ) a reversal of the normal decrease of air temperature with altitude, or of water temperature with depth.

4》 Mathematics the process of finding an inverse or reciprocal quantity from a given one.

5》 Chemistry a reaction causing a change from one optically active configuration to the opposite configuration.

6》 (also sexual ~ ) Psychology, dated homosexuality.


inversive adjective

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