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English noun: transposition

1. transposition (state) any abnormal position of the organs of the body


Broader (hypernym)abnormalcy, abnormality

2. transposition (event) an event in which one thing is substituted for another

SamplesThe replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood.

Synonymspermutation, replacement, substitution, switch

Broader (hypernym)fluctuation, variation

3. transposition (event) (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome

Broader (hypernym)chromosomal mutation, genetic mutation, mutation

Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

4. transposition (act) (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign

Broader (hypernym)calculation, computation, computing

Domain categoryalgebra

5. transposition (act) (electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance

SamplesHe wrote a textbook on the electrical effects of transposition.

Broader (hypernym)rearrangement

Domain categoryelectricity

6. transposition (act) the act of reversing the order or place of


Broader (hypernym)reordering

7. transposition (act) (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards

Broader (hypernym)playing

Domain categorymusic

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