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Meaning of invert by Wiktionary Dictionary

invert


    Pronunciation

    • ( verb ):
      • ( UK ) IPA: /ɪnˈvɜːt/, SAMPA: /In"v3:t/
      • ( US ) enPR: ĭn-vərtʹ, IPA: /ɪnˈvɝt/, SAMPA: /In"v3`t/
      • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )t
    • ( noun ):
      • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈɪnvɜːt/, SAMPA: /"Inv3:t/
      • ( US ) enPR: ĭnʹvərt, IPA: /ˈɪnvɝt/, SAMPA: /"Inv3`t/

    Verb

    invert ( third-person singular simple present inverts present participle inverting, simple past and past participle inverted )

    1. ( transitive ) To turn ( something ) upside down or inside out .
    2. ( transitive, music ) To move ( the root note of a chord ) up or down an octave, resulting in a change in pitch .

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    Noun

    invert ( plural: inverts )

    1. ( archaic ) A homosexual man .
    2. ( architecture ) An inverted arch ( as in a sewer ). *
    3. The base of a tunnel on which the road or railway may be laid and used when construction is through unstable ground. It may be flat or form a continuous curve with the tunnel arch. [1]
    4. ( civil 工学 ) The lowest point inside a pipe at a certain point .
    5. ( civil 工学 ) An elevation of a pipe at a certain point along the pipe .

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    1. ^ invert ( in'‑vert ) The floor or bottom of the internal cross section of a closed conduit, such as an aqueduct, tunnel, or drain - The term originally referred to the inverted arch used to form the bottom of a masonry‑lined sewer or tunnel ( Jackson, 1997 ) Wilson, W.E., Moore, J.E., ( 2003 ) Glossary of Hydrology, Berlin: Springer


Explanation of invert by Wordnet Dictionary

invert


    Verb
    1. turn inside out or upside down

    2. reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of

    3. when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb
    4. make an inversion ( in a musical composition )

    5. here the theme is inverted