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TRANSPOSITION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does transposition mean? 

TRANSPOSITION (noun)
  The noun TRANSPOSITION has 7 senses:

1. any abnormal position of the organs of the body
2. an event in which one thing is substituted for another
3. (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome
4. (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign
5. (electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance
6. the act of reversing the order or place of
7. (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards

  Familiarity information: TRANSPOSITION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSPOSITION (noun)


Sense 1transposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any abnormal position of the organs of the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

heterotaxy; transposition

Hypernyms ("transposition" is a kind of...):

abnormal condition; abnormalcy; abnormality (an abnormal condition)


Sense 2transposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An event in which one thing is substituted for another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

substitution; replacement; permutation; switch; transposition

Context example:

the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

Hypernyms ("transposition" is a kind of...):

fluctuation; variation (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)


Sense 3transposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("transposition" is a kind of...):

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)

Domain category:

genetic science; genetics (the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms)


Sense 4transposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("transposition" is a kind of...):

calculation; computation; computing (the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods)

Domain category:

algebra (the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations)


Sense 5transposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he wrote a textbook on the electrical effects of transposition

Hypernyms ("transposition" is a kind of...):

rearrangement (changing an arrangement)

Domain category:

electricity (a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons)


Sense 6transposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of reversing the order or place of

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transposition; reversal

Hypernyms ("transposition" is a kind of...):

reordering (a rearrangement in a different order)


Sense 7transposition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("transposition" is a kind of...):

playing (the act of playing a musical instrument)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


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