Synonyms and Antonyms for inversion

1. inversion (n.)

the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer

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2. inversion (n.)

a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex

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3. inversion (n.)

(counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa

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4. inversion (n.)

the act of turning inside out

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5. inversion (n.)

a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa

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6. inversion (n.)

turning upside down; setting on end

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7. inversion (n.)

(genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed

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8. inversion (n.)

the reversal of the normal order of words

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9. inversion (n.)

abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)

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