transposal

transposal

[trans-poh-zuhl]

Origin:
1685–95; transpose + -al2

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transpose (trænsˈpəʊz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to alter the positions of; interchange, as words in a sentence; put into a different order
2.  music
 a.  to play (notes, music, etc) in a different key from that originally intended
 b.  to move (a note or series of notes) upwards or downwards in pitch
3.  (tr) maths to move (a term) from one side of an equation to the other with a corresponding reversal in sign
 
n
4.  maths the matrix resulting from interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix
 
[C14: from Old French transposer, from Latin transpōnere to remove, from trans- + pōnere to place]
 
trans'posable
 
adj
 
transposa'bility
 
n
 
trans'posal
 
n
 
trans'poser
 
n

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