Invertibility



[verb in-vurt; adjective, noun in-vurt] /verb ɪnˈvɜrt; adjective, noun ˈɪn vɜrt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to turn upside down.
2.
to reverse in position, order, direction, or relationship.
3.
to turn or change to the opposite or contrary, as in nature, bearing, or effect:
to invert a process.
4.
to turn inward or back upon itself.
5.
to turn inside out.
6.
Chemistry. to subject to .
7.
Music. to subject to musical .
8.
Phonetics. to articulate as a retroflex vowel.
verb (used without object)
9.
Chemistry. to become inverted.
adjective
10.
Chemistry. subjected to .
noun
11.
a person or thing that is inverted.
12.
a homosexual.
13.
(in plumbing) that portion of the interior of a drain or sewer pipe where the liquid is deepest.
14.
an inverted arch or vault.
15.
Philately. a two-colored postage stamp with all or part of the central design printed upside down in relation to the inscription.
verb (ɪnˈvɜːt)
1.
to turn or cause to turn upside down or inside out
2.
(transitive) to reverse in effect, sequence, direction, etc
3.
(transitive) (phonetics)

4.
(logic) to form the inverse of a categorial proposition
noun (ˈɪnvɜːt)
5.
(psychiatry)

6.
(architect)

v.

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

n. (ĭn’vûrt’)

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