[verb in-vurt; adjective, noun in-vurt] /verb ɪnˈvɜrt; adjective, noun ˈɪn vɜrt/
verb (used with object)
to turn upside down.
to reverse in position, order, direction, or relationship.
to turn or change to the opposite or contrary, as in nature, bearing, or effect:
to invert a process.
to turn inward or back upon itself.
to turn inside out.
Chemistry. to subject to .
Music. to subject to musical .
Phonetics. to articulate as a retroflex vowel.
verb (used without object)
Chemistry. to become inverted.
Chemistry. subjected to .
a person or thing that is inverted.
(in plumbing) that portion of the interior of a drain or sewer pipe where the liquid is deepest.
an inverted arch or vault.
Philately. a two-colored postage stamp with all or part of the central design printed upside down in relation to the inscription.
to turn or cause to turn upside down or inside out
(transitive) to reverse in effect, sequence, direction, etc
(logic) to form the inverse of a categorial proposition
1530s, from Middle French invertir or directly from Latin invertere “turn upside down, turn about,” from in- “in, on” (see in- (2)) + vertere “to turn” (see versus). Related: Inverted; inverting; invertedly.
invert in·vert (ĭn-vûrt’)
v. in·vert·ed, in·vert·ing, in·verts
- Inverted index
database, information science A sequence of (key, pointer) pairs where each pointer points to a record in a database which contains the key value in some particular field. The index is sorted on the key values to allow rapid searching for a particular key value, using e.g. binary search. The index is “inverted” in the […]
noun, Music. 1. a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal tone with an auxiliary tone one degree above it. noun 1. (music) a melodic ornament consisting of the rapid single or double alternation of a principal note with a note one degree higher Also called upper mordent See also pralltriller
noun 1. a reverse box pleat, having the flat fold turned in. noun 1. (dressmaking) a box pleat reversed so that the fullness of the material is turned inwards
- Inverted sentence
noun any sentence in which the normal word order is reversed, with the verb coming before the subject or the complete subject and predicate coming after another clause