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inversion

in·ver·sion

inversion

pronunciation:
ihn vuhr zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of inverting.
definition 2: a reversal or interchange in order, position, direction, or the like.
A verb before a subject in an English sentence is an inversion.
definition 3: something that is reversed or inverted.
definition 4: a reversal of the usual temperature pattern in the atmosphere, so that there is an increase in temperature, rather than a decrease, at higher altitudes.
derivation: inversive (adj.)