Definition of transposition
2a : the transfer of any term of an equation from one side over to the other side with a corresponding change of the signb : a mathematical permutation or interchange of two letters or symbols
Origin of transposition
Anglo-French transposicion, from Medieval Latin transposition-, transpositio, from Latin transponere to transpose
First Known Use: 1538
Rhymes with transposition
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Medical Definition of transposition
: an act, process, or instance of transposing or being transposed: asa: the displacement of a viscus to a side opposite from that which it normally occupies <transposition of the heart>b: the transfer of a segment of DNA from one site to another in the genome either between chromosomal sites or between an extrachromosomal site (as on a plasmid) and a chromosome
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