Definitions for: Transposition


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



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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