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.
(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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