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1invert

verb in·vert \in-ˈvərt\

: to turn (something) upside down

: to change the position, order, or relationship of things so that they are the opposite of what they had been

Full Definition of INVERT

transitive verb
1
a :  to reverse in position, order, or relationship
b :  to subject to inversion
2
a :  to turn inside out or upside down
b :  to turn inward
3
:  to find the mathematical reciprocal of <to divide using fractions, invert the divisor and multiply>
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Examples of INVERT

  1. The lens inverts the image.
  2. The number 9 looks like an inverted 6.
  3. invert the order of two words in a sentence

Origin of INVERT

Latin invertere, from in- + vertere to turn — more at worth
First Known Use: 1533

Synonym Discussion of INVERT

reverse, transpose, invert mean to change to the opposite position. reverse is the most general term and may imply change in order, side, direction, meaning <reversed his position on the trade agreement>. transpose implies a change in order or relative position of units often through exchange of position <transposed the letters to form an anagram>. invert applies chiefly to turning upside down or inside out <a stamp with an inverted picture of an airplane>.

2invert

noun in·vert \ˈin-ˌvərt\

Definition of INVERT

:  one characterized by inversion; especially :  homosexual

First Known Use of INVERT

1838
INVERTED Defined for Kids

invert

verb in·vert \in-ˈvərt\
in·vert·edin·vert·ing

Definition of INVERT for Kids

1
:  to turn inside out or upside down <Invert the bowl onto a plate.>
2
:  to reverse the order or position of <invert numbers>
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