Simple Definition of invert
: 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
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>
Examples of invert in a sentence
The lens inverts the image.
The number 9 looks like an inverted 6.
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
Rhymes with invert
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First Known Use of invert
INVERT Defined for Kids
Definition of invert for Students
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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