noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːʒən'] the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer.
Words that Rhyme with Inversion
Example sentences of the word inversion
1. Noun, singular or mass
Participants lie down on an inversion table and are turned upside down.
Quotes containing the word inversion
1. (Cedric Price produced the Potteries Thinkbelt) ...project which questioned most of the cherished establishment premises of university education and substituted in their place their complete inversion.
- Roy Landau, The Square Book
noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːʒən'] a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa.
- chemical process
- chemical action
noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːʒən'] 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).
noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːʒən'] a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex.
noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːʒən'] (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed.
- chromosomal mutation
noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːʒən'] the act of turning inside out.
noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːʒən'] turning upside down; setting on end.
- stay in place
noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːʒən'] the reversal of the normal order of words.
- rhetorical device
noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɝːʒən'] (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa.
- stand still