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transposition

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Noun transposition has 7 senses
  1. transposition, heterotaxy - any abnormal position of the organs of the body
    --1 is a kind of abnormality, abnormalcy, abnormal condition
  2. substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch - an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"
    --2 is a kind of variation, fluctuation
  3. transposition - (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome
    --3 is a kind of
    mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation
  4. transposition - (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity form one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign
    --4 is a kind of
    calculation, computation, computing
    Derived form: verb transpose4
  5. transposition - (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"
    --5 is a kind of
    rearrangement
  6. transposition, reversal - the act of reversing the order or place of
    --6 is a kind of reordering
    Derived form: verb transpose1
  7. transposition - (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards
    --7 is a kind of
    playing
    Derived form: verb transpose7
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