Invert meaning

ĭn-vûrt
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The definition of invert is to turn something upside down or to put something into the opposite direction.

When you turn a cake upside down, this is an example of a situation where you invert.

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To reverse the position, order, or condition of.

Invert the subject and predicate of a sentence.

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To turn inside out or upside down.

Invert an hourglass.

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To turn upside down.
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To change to the direct opposite; reverse the order, position, direction, etc. of.
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To subject to inversion (in various senses)
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(math.) To divide 1 by (a given quantity)
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(chem.) Inverted.

Invert sugar.

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An inverted person or thing.
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To turn (something) upside down or inside out; to place in a contrary order or direction.

To invert a cup, the order of words, rules of justice, etc.

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(music) To move (the root note of a chord) up or down an octave, resulting in a change in pitch.
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(chemistry, intransitive) To undergo inversion, as sugar.
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To divert; to convert to a wrong use.

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(archaic) A homosexual man.
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(architecture) An inverted arch (as in a sewer). *
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The base of a tunnel on which the road or railway may be laid and used when construction is through unstable ground. It may be flat or form a continuous curve with the tunnel arch.
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(civil engineering) The lowest point inside a pipe at a certain point.
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(civil engineering) An elevation of a pipe at a certain point along the pipe.
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(chemistry) Subjected to the process of inversion; inverted; converted.

Invert sugar.

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In early psychology, a person who displays behavior or attitudes considered typical of the opposite sex, including sexual attraction to members of one's own sex. No longer in scientific use.
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Origin of invert

  • Latin invertere in- in in–2 vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French invertir

    From Wiktionary