Search Result for "invert":
1. make an inversion (in a musical composition);
- Example: "here the theme is inverted"
2. reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of;
- Example: "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"
[syn: invert, reverse]
3. turn inside out or upside down;
[syn: turn back, invert, reverse]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Invert \In"vert\, n. (Masonry) An inverted arch. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Invert \In*vert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Inverting.] [L. invertere, inversum; pref. in- in + vertere to turn. See Verse.] [1913 Webster] 1. To turn over; to put upside down; to upset; to place in a contrary order or direction; to reverse; as, to invert a cup, the order of words, rules of justice, etc. [1913 Webster] That doth invert the attest of eyes and ears, As if these organs had deceptious functions. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Such reasoning falls like an inverted cone, Wanting its proper base to stand upon. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) To change the position of; -- said of tones which form a chord, or parts which compose harmony. [1913 Webster] 3. To divert; to convert to a wrong use. [Obs.] --Knolles. [1913 Webster] 4. (Chem.) To convert; to reverse; to decompose by, or subject to, inversion. See Inversion, n., 10. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Invert \In*vert"\, v. i. (Chem.) To undergo inversion, as sugar. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Invert \In"vert\, a. (Chem.) Subjected to the process of inversion; inverted; converted; as, invert sugar. [1913 Webster] Invert sugar (Chem.), a variety of sugar, consisting of a mixture of dextrose and levulose, found naturally in fruits, and produced artificially by the inversion of cane sugar (sucrose); also, less properly, the grape sugar or dextrose obtained from starch. See Inversion, Dextrose, Levulose, and Sugar. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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