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transposition

noun trans·po·si·tion \ˌtran(t)s-pə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of TRANSPOSITION

1
a :  an act, process, or instance of transposing or being transposed
b :  the transfer of a segment of DNA from one site to another in the genome
2
a :  the transfer of any term of an equation from one side over to the other side with a corresponding change of the sign
b :  a mathematical permutation or interchange of two letters or symbols
trans·po·si·tion·al \-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective

Origin of TRANSPOSITION

Anglo-French transposicion, from Medieval Latin transposition-, transpositio, from Latin transponere to transpose
First Known Use: 1538

transposition

noun trans·po·si·tion \ˌtran(t)s-pə-ˈzish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSPOSITION

:  an act, process, or instance of transposing or being transposed: as a :  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
trans·po·si·tion·al \-ˈzish-nəl\ adjective

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