AskDefine | Define inverted

Dictionary Definition

inverted adj
1 being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed; "a quotation mark is sometimes called an inverted comma"; "an upside-down cake" [syn: upside-down]
2 (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk [syn: anatropous] [ant: amphitropous]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Changed to a contrary or counterchanged order or direction; characterized by inversion; turned upside down; reversed; opposite; contrary.
  2. (of a chord) Having the lowest note transposed an octave higher
  3. (of sugar) Having its polarization changed by hydrolysis; see invert sugar


  1. past of invert


Extensive Definition

Inverse or Inversion may refer to:
  • Inversion therapy, the practise of hanging upside down (heart higher than head) for supposed health benefits.

Science and Mathematics


See also

inverted in Czech: Inverze
inverted in Danish: Invers
inverted in German: Inversion
inverted in French: Inversion
inverted in Indonesian: Invers
inverted in Italian: Inversione
inverted in Dutch: Inversie
inverted in Polish: Inwersja
inverted in Portuguese: Inversão
inverted in Simple English: Inverse
inverted in Finnish: Inversio
inverted in Swedish: Reciprok
inverted in Ukrainian: Обернення

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

arsy-varsy, ass over elbows, back-to-front, backwards, capsized, chiastic, everted, gay, homoerotic, homophile, hyperbatic, inside out, introverted, invaginated, inversed, outside in, palindromic, queer, resupinate, retroverted, reversed, topsy-turvy, transposed, upside-down, wrong side out
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