[syn: transposition, reversal]
7. (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Transposition \Trans`po*si"tion\, n. [F. transposition, from L.
transponere, transpositum, to set over, remove, transfer;
trans across, over + ponere to place. See Position.]
The act of transposing, or the state of being transposed.
(a) (Alg.) The bringing of any term of an equation from one
side over to the other without destroying the equation.
(b) (Gram.) A change of the natural order of words in a
sentence; as, the Latin and Greek languages admit
transposition, without inconvenience, to a much greater
extent than the English.
(c) (Mus.) A change of a composition into another key.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any abnormal position of the organs of the body [syn:
2: an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the
replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
[syn: substitution, permutation, transposition,
3: (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment
is transfered to a new position on the same or another
4: (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an
equation to the other along with a change of sign
5: (electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of
power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual
capacitance and inductance; "he wrote a textbook on the
electrical effects of transposition"
6: the act of reversing the order or place of [syn:
7: (music) playing in a different key from the key intended;
moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
113 Moby Thesaurus words for "transposition":
alternation, avatar, battledore and shuttlecock, catabolism,
catalysis, communication, commutation, conduction,
consubstantiation, contagion, convection, cooperation,
counterchange, cross fire, delivery, deportation, diapedesis,
diffusion, displacement, dissemination, ectropion, eversion,
exchange, export, exportation, expulsion, extradition,
give-and-take, heterotopia, import, importation, interchange,
intermutation, interplay, introversion, intussusception,
invagination, inversion, lex talionis, measure for measure,
metabolism, metagenesis, metamorphism, metamorphosis, metastasis,
metathesis, metempsychosis, migration, mutant, mutated form,
mutation, mutual admiration, mutual support, mutual transfer,
mutuality, osmosis, passage, passing over, perfusion, permutation,
pronation, quid pro quo, reciprocality, reciprocation, reciprocity,
reincarnation, resupination, retaliation, retroflexion,
retroversion, reversal, reversing, reversion, revulsion,
something for something, sport, spread, spreading, supination,
tit for tat, topsy-turviness, topsy-turvydom, transanimation,
transduction, transfer, transfer of property, transference,
transfiguration, transfigurement, transformation, transformism,
transfusion, transit, transition, translation, translocation,
transmigration, transmigration of souls, transmission, transmittal,
transmittance, transmogrification, transmutation, transplacement,
transplantation, transposal, transubstantiation, travel,
turning back, turning backwards, turning inside out,
turning inward, turning over