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transposition

Definitions of transposition
  1. noun
    the act of reversing the order or place of
    synonyms: reversal
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    type of:
    reordering
    a rearrangement in a different order
  2. noun
    (electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance
    “he wrote a textbook on the electrical effects of transposition
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    type of:
    rearrangement
    changing an arrangement
  3. noun
    (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign
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    type of:
    calculation, computation, computing
    the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
  4. noun
    an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    synonyms: permutation, replacement, substitution, switch
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    type of:
    fluctuation, variation
    an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  5. noun
    (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome
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    chromosomal mutation, genetic mutation, mutation
    (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
  6. noun
    any abnormal position of the organs of the body
    synonyms: heterotaxy
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    type of:
    abnormalcy, abnormality
    an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
  7. noun
    (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards
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    type of:
    playing
    the act of playing a musical instrument
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