transposition

[trans-puh-zish-uhn]
noun
1.
an act of transposing.
2.
the state of being transposed.
3.
a transposed form of something.
4.
Genetics. the movement of a gene or set of genes from one DNA site to another.
5.
Photography. the process of reversing the tonality of an image, as from negative to positive.
6.
Mathematics. a permutation of a set of elements that interchanges two elements and leaves the remaining elements in their original positions.

Origin:
1530–40; < Medieval Latin trānspositiōn- (stem of trānspositiō). See trans-, position

transpositional, transpositive [trans-poz-i-tiv] , adjective
nontransposition, noun
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transposition (ˌtrænspəˈzɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of transposing or the state of being transposed
2.  something transposed
 
transpositional
 
adj
 
transpositive
 
adj

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transposition trans·po·si·tion (trāns'pə-zĭsh'ən)
n.

  1. Removal from one place to another.

  2. The state of being transposed or of being on the wrong side of the body.

  3. Transfer of a segment of DNA to a new position on the same or another chromosome, plasmid, or cell.

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Example sentences
It is rarely joined with the left subclavian, except in cases of transposition of the aortic arch.
The mechanism of transposition of the affect therefore holds true for both kinds of phobias.
In transposition of the great vessels, these arteries come from the opposite sides of the heart.
To protect the ovaries, a technique called ovarian transposition is sometimes used.
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