Definition of Transposition

1. Noun. Any abnormal position of the organs of the body.

Exact synonyms: Heterotaxy
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality

2. Noun. An event in which one thing is substituted for another. "The replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
Exact synonyms: Permutation, Replacement, Substitution, Switch
Generic synonyms: Fluctuation, Variation
Derivative terms: Replace, Substitute, Substitute, Switch, Switch, Switch

3. Noun. (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Chromosomal Mutation, Genetic Mutation, Mutation

4. Noun. (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign.
Generic synonyms: Calculation, Computation, Computing
Category relationships: Algebra
Derivative terms: Transpose

5. Noun. (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"
Generic synonyms: Rearrangement
Category relationships: Electricity

6. Noun. The act of reversing the order or place of.
Exact synonyms: Reversal
Generic synonyms: Reordering
Derivative terms: Transpose

7. Noun. (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards.
Generic synonyms: Playing
Category relationships: Music
Derivative terms: Transpose

Definition of Transposition

1. n. The act of transposing, or the state of being transposed.

Definition of Transposition

1. Noun. (music) A shift of a piece of music to a different musical key by adjusting all the notes of the work equally either up or down in pitch. ¹

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Definition of Transposition

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Medical Definition of Transposition

1. The movement of a piece of DNA around the chromosome (from one gene to another part of the genome), usually through the function of a transposable element. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transposition

transposable element
transposition (current term)
transposon mutagenesis

Literary usage of Transposition

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"The length of a standard transposition section is 41600 feet (nearly 8 miles) and the distance between transposition poles in a standard transposition ..."

2. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Peter Augustin Daniel (1874)
"... I think, be an improvement here to read by transposition— This, all I know. 264—267. These four lines—Al this . . . time—are arranged as by Pope. ..."

3. The Lancet (1898)
"A RARE transposition. ... BIBS,— Mr. WH Brown reports a case of transposition of the heart only and he concludes by remarking that he has not met with ..."

4. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1916)
"BY LEWIS F. SMEAD, MD, FACS, Toledo, O. THE operation of transposition of ... The operation of transposition of the bladder and uterus, as performed at ..."

5. An English Grammar: Methodical, Analytical, and Historical. With a Treatise by Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner (1874)
"transposition of Sounds, or Metathesis. The transposition of the sounds of a word, insignificant for the notion, is a general phenomenon, brought about by a ..."

6. Wishfulfillment and Symbolism in Fairy Tales by Franz Ricklin (1915)
"CHAPTER VI transposition UPWARD. INFANTILISM. A series of examples of sexual symbolism should be made of special mention in which transposition upward is ..."

7. An Introduction to the Theory of Groups of Finite Order by Harold Hilton (1908)
"The symmetric group is the only primitive group containing a transposition. permutation-group G on the m symbols 1,2,3 ,m. Let(l 2), Suppose (1 2) is a ..."

8. The New Carmina Sacra: Or Boston Collection of Church Music. Comprising the by Boston Academy of Music (1853)
"Fifth transposition by sharps. Ctf, Gtf, Ш and A#. (Same as C[j. ... Eighth transposition by sharps. Key of Gtf Eight sharps F#, Ctf, G#, D#, -A#, E#, ..."

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