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.

Derivatives:

inversive adj.

Etymology: L inversio (as INVERT)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.