everting


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e·vert

 (ĭ-vûrt′)
tr.v. e·vert·ed, e·vert·ing, e·verts
To turn inside out or outward.

[Back-formation from Middle English everted, turned upside down, from Latin ēvertere, to overturn : ē-, ex-, ex- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.everting - the act of turning inside out
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
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If it were possible to push a surface through itself, meaning that two points on the surface could temporarily occupy the same point in space, then a solution might exist to the problem or reversing, or everting, a sphere's surface.
Intuition suggests that the mathematical problem of everting a sphere without allowing creases can't be solved.