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Noun: transposition  ,tran-spu'zi-shun
  1. Any abnormal position of the organs of the body
    - heterotaxy
  2. An event in which one thing is substituted for another
    "the transposition of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood";
    - substitution, permutation, replacement, switch
  3. (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transferred to a new position on the same or another chromosome
  4. (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign
  5. (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"
  6. The act of reversing the order or place of
    - reversal
  7. (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards

Derived forms: transpositions

Type of: abnormalcy [US], abnormality, calculation, chromosomal mutation, computation, computing, fluctuation, genetic mutation, mutation, playing, rearrangement, reordering, variation

Encyclopedia: Transposition, docking, and extraction