AskDefine | Define invert

Dictionary Definition



1 make an inversion (in a musical composition); "here the theme is inverted"
2 turn inside out or upside down [syn: reverse]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To turn upside down or inside out.
  2. To move the root note of a chord up or down an octave, resulting in a change in pitch.


turn upside down or inside out

Derived terms


  1. A homosexual man.
  2. In the context of "architecture": An upside-down arch (as in a sewer.)
  3. (Civil Engineering) An elevation of a pipe at a certain point along the pipe.

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

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

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