Invert \in*vert"\, v.
- make an inversion (in a musical composition); "here the theme
- turn inside out or upside down [syn: reverse]
Invert \in"vert\, adj.
- (Chem.) Subjected to the process of inversion; inverted;
converted; as, invert sugar
Invert \in*vert"\, v. i.
- (Chem.) To undergo inversion, as sugar
Invert \in*vert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. inverted; p.
pr. & vb n. inverting.] [L. invertere, inversum;
pref. in- in + vertere to turn.]
- To turn over; to put upside down; to upset; to place in a
contrary order or direction; to reverse; as, to invert a cup, the
order of words, rules of justice, etc That doth invert the attest
of eyes and ears, As if these organs had deceptious functions.
--Shak Such reasoning falls like an inverted cone, Wanting its
proper base to stand upon. --Cowper
- (Mus.) To change the position of; -- said of tones which form a
chord, or parts which compose harmony
- To divert; to convert to a wrong use. [Obs.] --Knolles
- (Chem.) To convert; to reverse; to decompose by, or subject to,
Invert \in"vert\, n.
- (Masonry) An inverted arch
- (Comp. graphics) A procedure to convert colors to their