Synonyms of inversion


1. inversion, atmospheric phenomenon

usage: the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer

2. inversion, abnormality, abnormalcy

usage: 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)

3. inversion, chemical process, chemical change, chemical action

usage: a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa

4. inversion, mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation

usage: (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed

5. anastrophe, inversion, rhetorical device

usage: the reversal of the normal order of words

6. inversion, variation

usage: (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa

7. inversion, sexual inversion, homosexuality, homosexualism, homoeroticism, queerness, gayness

usage: a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex

8. inversion, upending, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: turning upside down; setting on end

9. inversion, eversion, everting, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: the act of turning inside out

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Definition and meaning of inversion (Dictionary)