Meaning of invert

in•vert

Pronunciation: (v.in-vûrt'adj., n.in'vûrt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to turn upside down.
  2. to reverse in position, order, direction, or relationship.
  3. to turn or change to the opposite or contrary, as in nature, bearing, or effect: to invert a process.
  4. to turn inward or back upon itself.
  5. to turn inside out.
  6. to subject to inversion.
  7. to subject to musical inversion.
  8. to articulate as a retroflex vowel.
—v.i.
  1. to become inverted.
—adj.
  1. subjected to inversion.
—n.
  1. a person or thing that is inverted.
  2. a homosexual.
  3. (in plumbing) that portion of the interior of a drain or sewer pipe where the liquid is deepest.
  4. an inverted arch or vault.
  5. a two-colored postage stamp with all or part of the central design printed upside down in relation to the inscription.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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