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transposition

[trans-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌtræns pəˈzɪʃ ən/
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
1530-1540
1530-40; < Medieval Latin trānspositiōn- (stem of trānspositiō). See trans-, position
Related forms
transpositional, transpositive
[trans-poz-i-tiv] /trænsˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nontransposition, noun
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Examples from the web for transposition
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for transposition

transposition

/ˌtrænspəˈzɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of transposing or the state of being transposed
2.
something transposed
Derived Forms
transpositional, transpositive (trænsˈpɒzɪtɪv) adjective
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Word Origin and History for transposition
n.

1530s, from French transposition or directly from Medieval Latin transpositionem, noun of action from past participle stem of transponere (see transpose).

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transposition in Medicine

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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