Definition of transposition


  • any abnormal position of the organs of the body. Synonyms: heterotaxy.
  • an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood". Synonyms: permutation, replacement, substitution, switch.
  • (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome.
  • (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign.
  • (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".
  • the act of reversing the order or place of. Synonyms: reversal.
  • (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards.

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  • transposition is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 15 points
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