• Inverted Incandescent Lamp
    Inverted Incandescent Lamp
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v invert turn inside out or upside down
    • v invert reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb"
    • v invert make an inversion (in a musical composition) "here the theme is inverted"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Invert (Masonry) An inverted arch.
    • a Invert (Chem) Subjected to the process of inversion; inverted; converted; as, invert sugar.
    • Invert (Mus) To change the position of; -- said of tones which form a chord, or parts which compose harmony.
    • Invert (Chem) To convert; to reverse; to decompose by, or subject to, inversion. See Inversion n., 10.
    • Invert To divert; to convert to a wrong use.
    • Invert 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."
      "Such reasoning falls like an inverted cone,
      Wanting its proper base to stand upon."
    • v. i Invert (Chem) To undergo inversion, as sugar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • invert To turn in an opposite direction; turn end for end, upside down, or inside out; place in a contrary order or position: as, to invert a cone or a sack; to invert the order of words.
    • invert To divert; turn into another channel; devote to another purpose.
    • invert Synonyms Overthrow, Subvert, etc. See overturn.
    • n invert In architecture, an inverted arch; specifically, the floor of the lock-chamber of a canal, which is usually in the form of an inverted arch, or the bottom of a sewer.
    • n invert In telegraphy, an inverted or reversed insulator.
    • invert In chem., to convert (cane-sugar) into a mixture of glucose and fructose. The operation, chemically considered, is a hydrolysis, that is, addition of water. The process is accompanied by a reversal of the direction of deflection of a ray of polarized light by the sugar solution: hence the term.
    • invert In music: Of an interval, to transpose the lower tone an octave higher, so that it falls (usually) above the higher tone.
    • invert Of a melody or theme, to take its intervals in order downward instead of upward, thus making a new melody, but one whose relation to the first is exact and intelligible.
    • invert Of a chord, to arrange its tones in any order in which the root is not in the bass.
    • invert An abbreviation of Invertebrata;
    • invert of invertebrate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Invert in-vėrt′ to turn in or about: to turn upside down: to reverse: to change the customary order or position
    • n Invert (archit.) an inverted arch or vault, as the floor of a sewer, &c
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  • Omar Khayyam
    “And that inverted bowl we call The Sky, where under crawling coop't we live and die, lift not thy hands to It for help -- for it rolls impotently on as thou or I.”
  • Stephen R. Covey
    “Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. invertere, inversum,; pref. in-, in + vertere, to turn. See Verse


In literature:

The lock of the door was inverted and to open the door you had to insert the key upside-down.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
So thou also, O son of Gandhari, seest everything inverted.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
I said 'noble' in inverted commas, dear.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Repeat the experiment, inverting the notes: the result will still be the same.
"Violin Mastery" by Frederick H. Martens
The whole thing turns on the obvious proposition, that if you invert the cause you also invert the effect.
"The Law and the Word" by Thomas Troward
The cooled mass must be of a pure white color, and may be got out of the crucible by inverting it.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
As they have inverted order in all things, the gallery is in the place of the house.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
If any emotion was shown it was that of a singular inverted pride.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
When De Wet, Hertzog, and Kritzinger parted company near the Orange early in December, their tracks formed the letter Y inverted.
"A Handbook of the Boer War" by Gale and Polden, Limited
I live in an inverted order.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke

In poetry:

Inverted in the tide
Stand the gray rocks, and trembling shadows throw,
And the fair trees look over, side by side,
And see themselves below.
"Earlier Poems : An April Day" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Then laid on him th' inverted tree,
Which firm embraced with heart and arm,
Might cast o'er hope and memory,
O'er life and death, its awful charm.
"St. Peter's Day" by John Keble
Again the labouring hind inverts the soil;
Again the merchant ploughs the tumid wave;
Another spring renews the soldier's toil,
And finds me vacant in the rural cave.
"Elegy XIX. - Written in Spring, 1743" by William Shenstone
But when you fall defeated on the field,
Then shall we say by your inverted shield:
He stood against us, since he knew not better,
A noble knight and never honor's debtor.
"To Stang" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Part dress the separate meals; a skilful few
The wounds survey of their inverted boat,
Each resinous seam with burning brand renew,
So all may on the morrow safely float.
"The Toils Of The Voyager" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
O Lord! O Lord! how long?
Thou that art good, art strong,
Put forth Thy strength, Thy ruling love declare;
Stay Thou the smiting hand,
Invert the flaming brand,
And teach the proud to yield, the omnipotent to spare.
"Christmas,1870" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Potentiometer control increases inverter flexibility.
ANADARKO (AP) — A preliminary report on a plane crash in Anadarko that killed a Texas man says the pilot aborted his landing and the aircraft was apparently inverted when in crashed.
ANADARKO, Okla.—A preliminary report on a plane crash in Anadarko that killed a Texas man says the pilot aborted his landing and the aircraft was apparently inverted when in crashed.
A preliminary report on a plane crash in Anadarko that killed a Texas man says the pilot aborted his landing and the aircraft was apparently inverted when in crashed.
I have tried grounding the inverter, but no change.
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA)—has expanded with the introduction of a new member that incorporates bridge, brake, and inverter (BBI) functions into one compact unit.
Schneiderian carcinoma developing in an inverted papilloma of the palatine tonsil: An unusual case.
An Advanced Inverted (AIV) vee-hull design, wide beam and foam-filled construction provide a smooth, dry ride and stable platform.
When soufflé is finished baking, immediately invert onto towel.
The cost-effective and innovative MF Motor from Lenze increases efficiency during partial load and reduces energy use by up to 30% when operating with a frequency inverter.
Then it is inverted after baking.
Andy Mac pulled all his inverted tricks but it wasn't enough to win.
Invert another dessert cup and place on top of ice cream to create a dome.
Providing 100 watts per channel through an inverted Darlington output topology, along with Audyssey DSX, Dolby PLIIz, and THX Select2 certification , the SR608 offers several notable steps up over last year's well received SR607.
It is a true sine wave unit and therefore an excellent inverter charger .

In science:

Now we want to prove that any nonzero element in ¯Xα is invertible for α ∈ Γ.
Derivation-Simple Algebras and the Structures of Generalized Lie Algebras of Witt Type
Linear system (7) has an unique solution provided that the operator 1−M(µ) is invertible.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
The metric g = γ + γ tr is invertible,can be checked to be flat and forms, obviously, together with η a flat pencil.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Charlap, Rees, and Robbins [ChReRo] show that if the probability distribution is not concentrated on any proper affine subspace of Fq , then as n → ∞ the probability that the matrix is invertible is the same as for a uniform matrix.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
One might worry that such an inverted pro file would be unstable to axisymmetric perturbations.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts