transposition

noun trans·po·si·tion \ ˌtran(t)s-pə-ˈzi-shən \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

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

transpositional

play \-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of transposition

Anglo-French transposicion, from Medieval Latin transposition-, transpositio, from Latin transponere to transpose


Medical Dictionary

transposition

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

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

transpositional

play \-ˈzish-nəl\ adjective

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