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invert 1

Line breaks: in¦vert


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvəːt/
[with object]
1Put upside down or in the opposite position, order, or arrangement: invert the mousse on to a serving plate
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  • Today, we invert the stability and order of our world into an unstable and dangerous mirror image.
  • In his letter On Humanism, Heidegger charges Sartre with merely inverting the Platonic order of essence and existence;
  • The roof is essentially inverted or turned upside down compared to the standard roofing.
turn upside down, upturn, upend, turn around, turn about, turn inside out, turn back to front, reverse, flip (over), transpose
1.1 Music Modify (a phrase) by reversing the direction of pitch changes.
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  • After a spiky fugue the Passacaglia theme is also inverted.
  • Bach chorales are transposed according to strict mathematical procedures, folk tunes are inverted and piled on top of one another, and the clumsy sound of an orchestrion is produced by a small orchestra.
  • Here, Grechaninov inverts the middle movements order with the slow movement coming third and this Largo is extremely well constructed.
1.2 Music Alter (an interval or triad) by changing the relative position of the notes in it.
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  • These last two devices may be combined to form a mirror canon or canon in retrograde inversion, where the second voice has the melody backwards and with the intervals inverted.
1.3chiefly Mathematics Subject to inversion; transform into its inverse.
Example sentences
  • Write down the whole part as the next component of the continued fraction and invert the part after the decimal point.
  • If you simply invert the numerator fraction and multiply it by the denominator, then you get the wrong answer; it comes out upside-down.
  • He gives the reader the same method of dividing fractions as taught in schools today, namely invert the divisor and multiply.


Pronunciation: /ˈɪnvəːt/
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1An arch constructed in an upside-down position to provide lateral support, e.g. in a tunnel.
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  • Moreover, the permanent concrete invert was constructed close behind the second-stage bench excavation.
  • Usually used with an open invert, the Dur-A-Span culvert can promote fish passage even during the construction period if footings are prepared outside of the wetted perimeter.
  • Forest road builders are finding that open invert or 1/2-pipe solutions are very useful for remote crossings where high fisheries values are identified.
1.1The concave lower surface of a sewer or drain.
2 Psychology , dated A homosexual.
3 Philately A postage stamp printed with an error such that all or part of its design is upside down.


Pronunciation: /ɪnvəːtəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • The technique consists of establishing an invertibility-based fault detectability condition for the diagnostic model.
  • Two methods of studying the invertibility of operators belonging to the above-mentioned algebras are described.
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvəːtɪb(ə)l/
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  • Although an invertible drive is easier to implement, self-righting is preferred, because although you can still drive, your weapon usually becomes useless when you're inverted.
  • But because cryptographic functions must be invertible, must be fast to compute, and should have small key size and memory requirements, linear functions are irresistible.
  • Alternatively, instead of using a paintbrush you could use a can of compressed air, which can be purchased at most electronics shops and automotive shops, buying a can that is invertible is a good idea.


Mid 16th century (in the sense 'turn back to front'): from Latin invertere, literally 'turn inside out', from in- 'into' + vertere 'to turn'.

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invert 2 Line breaks: in¦vert
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnvəːt/


Short for invertebrate.
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