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Invert   /ɪnvˈərt/   Listen
Invert

verb
(past & past part. inverted; pres. part. inverting)
1.
Make an inversion (in a musical composition).
2.
Reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of.  Synonym: reverse.
3.
Turn inside out or upside down.  Synonyms: reverse, turn back.



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"Invert" Quotes from Famous Books



... so much analogy with the first that we will merely define it without insisting on illustrations. Picture to yourself certain characters in a certain situation: if you reverse the situation and invert the roles, you obtain a comic scene. The double rescue scene in Le Voyage de M. Perrichon belongs to this class. [Footnote: Labiche, "Le Voyage de M. Perrichon."] There is no necessity, however, for both the identical scenes to be played before us. ...
— Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic • Henri Bergson

... Which Thomas, ere my coming, hath declar'd So courteously unto thee. But the track, Which its smooth fellies made, is now deserted: That mouldy mother is where late were lees. His family, that wont to trace his path, Turn backward, and invert their steps; erelong To rue the gathering in of their ill crop, When the rejected tares in vain shall ask Admittance to the barn. I question not But he, who search'd our volume, leaf by leaf, Might still find page with this inscription on't, ...
— The Divine Comedy • Dante

... (cane sugar); levulose (fruit sugar); dextrose, glucose (grape sugar); muscovado (unrefined sugar); maltose (malt sugar); lactose (milksugar); inosite (muscle sugar); invert sugar; cassonade (raw sugar); caramel (burnt sugar). Associated words: sacchariferous, dextrine, sorghum, saccharify, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming



Words linked to "Invert" :   reverse, modify, invert sugar, reorder, alter, turn back, inverter, invert soap, music, inversion, change



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