Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun transposition

7 senses of transposition

Sense 1
transposition, heterotaxy -- (any abnormal position of the organs of the body)
       => abnormality, abnormalcy -- (an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies)

Sense 2
substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch -- (an event in which one thing is substituted for another; "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood")
       => variation, fluctuation -- (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)

Sense 3
transposition -- ((genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome)
       => mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation -- ((genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism)

Sense 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)

Sense 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)

Sense 6
transposition, reversal -- (the act of reversing the order or place of)
       => reordering -- (a rearrangement in a different order)

Sense 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)

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