1. [ noun ] (meteorology) the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer
Related terms: atmospheric_phenomenon
2. [ noun ] turning upside down; setting on end
Synonyms: upending
Related terms: motion upset upend
3. [ noun ] (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed
Related terms: mutation genetics
4. [ noun ] (medicine) 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)
Related terms: abnormality
5. [ noun ] (sexuality) a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex
Synonyms: sexual_inversion
Related terms: homosexuality
6. [ noun ] (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ll ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa
Related terms: variation counterpoint
7. [ noun ] (rhetoric) the reversal of the normal order of words
Synonyms: anastrophe
Related terms: rhetorical_device
8. [ noun ] (chemistry) a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa
Related terms: chemical_process
9. [ noun ] the act of turning inside out
Synonyms: everting eversion
Related terms: motion evert
Similar spelling:   inebriation