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Meaning of TRANSPOSITION

Pronunciation:  `transpu'zishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of reversing the order or place of
  2. [n]  (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"
  3. [n]  (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards
  4. [n]  (algebra) the transfer of a quantity form one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign
  5. [n]  (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome
  6. [n]  an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
  7. [n]  any abnormal position of the organs of the body
 

TRANSPOSITION is a 13 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: heterotaxy, permutation, replacement, reversal, substitution, switch
 
 See Also: abnormal condition, abnormalcy, abnormality, calculation, chromosomal mutation, computation, computing, fluctuation, genetic mutation, mutation, playing, rearrangement, reordering, variation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trans`po*si"tion\, n. [F. transposition, from L.
transponere, transpositum, to set over, remove, transfer;
trans across, over + ponere to place. See {Position}.]
The act of transposing, or the state of being transposed.
Specifically:
(a) (Alg.) The bringing of any term of an equation from one
    side over to the other without destroying the equation.
(b) (Gram.) A change of the natural order of words in a
    sentence; as, the Latin and Greek languages admit
    transposition, without inconvenience, to a much greater
    extent than the English.
(c) (Mus.) A change of a composition into another key.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The movement of a piece of DNA around the chromosome, usually through the function of a transposable element.
  2. The movement of a gene from one part of the genome to another.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: The movement of a DNA segment within the genome of an organism.
 

 

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