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English noun: transposition

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


Synonymsheterotaxy


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


Synonymsreversal


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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