Genetics. the movement of a gene or set of genes from one DNA site to another.
Photography. the process of reversing the tonality of an image, as from negative to positive.
Mathematics. a permutation of a set of elements that interchanges two elements and leaves the remaining elements in their original positions.
Origin of transposition
Related formstrans·po·si·tion·al, trans·pos·i·tive [trans-poz-i-tiv] /trænsˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/, adjectivenon·trans·po·si·tion, noun
First recorded in 1530–40, transposition
is from the Medieval Latin
(stem of trānspositiō
). See trans-
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Related Words for transpositionintersection
Examples from the Web for transposition
Historical Examples of transposition
Had he lived in our times he would have made the transposition himself.
In a concave mirror the top and bottom are inverted, but this is no transposition.
The philosophy of Berkeley is but the transposition of two words.
You mean that during the period of transposition you are invisible?
A single omission, insertion, or transposition counts as an error.
British Dictionary definitions for transposition
Derived Formstranspositional or transpositive (trænsˈpɒzɪtɪv), adjective
the act of transposing or the state of being transposed
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Word Origin and History for transposition
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
Removal from one place to another.
The state of being transposed or of being on the wrong side of the body.
Transfer of a segment of DNA to a new position on the same or another chromosome, plasmid, or cell.
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