transposition

All Noun
1,158 examples (0.05 sec)
  • Through transposition, these multiple loci ended up close to each other.
  • Yet, the world wants the details exactly as they happened; hence the transposition. Cited from The Blind Spot, by Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint
  • Such transpositions must be considered carefully and often mark shifts in game strategy.
  • Thus to make it stronger, a double transposition was often used.
  • He also formulated methods of transposition and sight reading that may still be studied with profit. Cited from The Glories of Ireland, Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  • Transpositions are particularly common in opening, where a given position may be reached by different sequences of moves.
  • Every computer has its own transposition table and a job queue.
  • A player with a modern instrument must provide the final transposition to the correct pitch.
  • It was impossible to make a transposition of less than ten parayears -- a hundred thousand time lines. Cited from Time Crime, by H. Beam Piper
  • Thus, the transposition may differ slightly country by country around Europe.
  • It was based around a form of repeated-key transposition.
  • For the costs of paid transpositions other than unity, P d models are used.
  • In the latter sentence, there is a very obvious transposition of the first five words. Cited from The Grammar of English Grammars, by Goold Brown
  • The result is a direct transposition of economic life into literary life (remember the values structures?).
  • One was under air attack -- there was almost never a paratemporal transposition which did not run through some scene of battle. Cited from Time Crime, by H. Beam Piper
  • Any scale having the same number of modes as notes is not a mode of limited transposition.
  • I was conscious of it as a transposition into another register of the scale of life. Cited from Widdershins, by Oliver Onions [AKA: George Oliver]
  • This is, no doubt, the secret of the loss of effect so often produced by the transposition of a song from one key to another. Cited from Expression Emotion in Man & Animals, by Darwin #2
  • A great many musical people will not take up the subject of transposition seriously, because they have no idea of the lines along which to work. Cited from Music As A Language, by Ethel Home
  • Keeping two notes for every one removed creates another truncated mode of limited transposition.
  • Next »

Meaning of transposition

  • noun Any abnormal position of the organs of the body
  • noun (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome
  • noun (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign
  • noun (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
  • noun The act of reversing the order or place of
  • noun (music) playing in a different key from the key intended; moving the pitch of a piece of music upwards or downwards