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Related to transposition: Transposition of the great arteries, Transposition of the great vessels
a. The act or an instance of transposing.
b. The state of being transposed.
2. Something transposed.
3. Genetics Transfer of a segment of DNA to a new position on the same or another chromosome or plasmid.
1. the act of transposing or the state of being transposed
2. something transposed
ˌtranspoˈsitional, transpositive adj
trans•po•si•tion(ˌtræns pəˈzɪʃ ən)
1. an act of transposing.
2. the state of being transposed.
3. a transposed form of something.
4. the movement of a gene or set of genes from one DNA site to another.
trans`po•si′tion•al, trans•pos′i•tive (-ˈpɒz ɪ tɪv) adj.
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|Noun||1.||transposition - any abnormal position of the organs of the body|
|2.||transposition - an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"|
|3.||transposition - (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome|
|4.||transposition - (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign|
calculation, computation, computing - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
algebra - the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations
|5.||transposition - (electricity) a rearrangement of the relative positions of power lines in order to minimize the effects of mutual capacitance and inductance; "he wrote a textbook on the electrical effects of transposition"|
rearrangement - changing an arrangement
electricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
|6.||transposition - the act of reversing the order or place of|
reordering - a rearrangement in a different order
|7.||transposition - (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards|
playing - the act of playing a musical instrument
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
transposition[ˌtrænspəˈzɪʃ/ən] n (frm) → trasposizione f
1. desplazamiento de un órgano o parte a una posición opuesta;
2. cambio genético de un cromosoma a otro que resulta a veces en defectos genéticos.