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

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

Related to INVERT

flip, reverse, turn over
See Synonym Discussion at reverse


noun \ˈin-ˌvərt\

Definition of INVERT

:  one characterized by inversion; especially :  homosexual

First Known Use of INVERT



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