Synonyms for inversion

Synonyms for (noun) inversion

Synonyms: inversion, eversion, everting

Definition: the act of turning inside out

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: inversion, upending

Definition: turning upside down; setting on end

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: inversion, sexual inversion

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

Similar words: gayness, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, queerness

Definition: a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex


Synonyms: inversion

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

Similar words: variation

Definition: a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished


Synonyms: inversion, anastrophe

Definition: the reversal of the normal order of words

Similar words: rhetorical device

Definition: a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)


Synonyms: inversion

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

Similar words: chromosomal mutation, mutation, genetic mutation

Definition: (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism


Synonyms: inversion

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

Similar words: atmospheric phenomenon

Definition: a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere


Synonyms: inversion

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

Similar words: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

Definition: (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved


Synonyms: inversion

Definition: 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)

Similar words: abnormalcy, abnormality

Definition: an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies