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invert

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verb in·vert \in-ˈvərt\

Definition of invert

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to reverse in position, order, or relationshipb :  to subject to inversion

  3. 2a :  to turn inside out or upside downb :  to turn inward

  4. 3 :  to find the mathematical reciprocal of to divide using fractions, invert the divisor and multiply

Examples of invert in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology 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. the number 9 looks like an inverted 6

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invert

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noun in·vert \ˈin-ˌvərt\

Definition of invert

  1. :  one characterized by inversion; especially :  homosexual

1838

First Known Use of invert

1838


INVERT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of invert for English Language Learners

  • : 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


INVERT Defined for Kids

invert

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verb in·vert \in-ˈvərt\

Definition of invert for Students

inverted

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inverting

  1. 1 :  to turn inside out or upside down Invert the bowl onto a plate.

  2. 2 :  to reverse the order or position of invert numbers


Medical Dictionary

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invert

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verb in·vert \in-ˈvərt\

Medical Definition of invert

  1. 1a:  to reverse in position, order, or relationship adjacent sequences of DNA and RNA that are complementary and invertedb:  to subject to inversion

  2. 2a:  to turn inside out or upside downb:  to turn inward when a foot is inverted its forepart tends to approach the midline of the body—Journal of the American Medical Association

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo inversion a normal nipple that inverts later in life can be an ominous sign—P. G. Donohue


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invert

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noun in·vert \ˈin-ˌvərt\

Medical Definition of invert

  1. :  one characterized by inversion; especially :  homosexual



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