• Inverted Incandescent Lamp
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inverted (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk
    • adj inverted being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed "a quotation mark is sometimes called an inverted comma","an upside-down cake"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inverted Changed to a contrary or counterchanged order; reversed; characterized by inversion.
    • Inverted (Geol) Situated apparently in reverse order, as strata when folded back upon themselves by upheaval.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inverted Turned in a contrary direction; turned upside down; reversed in order; hence, opposite; contrary.
    • inverted Specifically— In heraldry, turned in the other way from what is usual: as, the hands inverted when the fingers point downward. Also invertant.
    • inverted In botany, opposed to the normal or usual position, as ovules attached to the apex of the ovary or its cells, or as flowers with the normally dorsal side ventral.
    • inverted It geology, lying apparently in inverse or reverse order, as strata which have been folded back on each other by the intrusion of igneous rocks or by crust movements.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inverted turned upside down: reversed:
    • adj Inverted (geol.) denoting strata that appear to have been reversed or folded back by upheaval
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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.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. invertĕre, inversumin, in, vertĕre, to turn.


In literature:

Before we pass on, we note the strange inverted sequence of events which may attend on fostered liberty.
"New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century" by John Morrison
The barrel should be placed so that the inverted top will be a little way beneath the surface of the ground.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Tom has taken his seat on an inverted pail, and the others are grouped easily, if not classically, around him.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, September 12, 1841" by Various
On their removal, the currents were inverted.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
The miracle, of course, is apparent only, and due to an inverted and captious point of view.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Yet I looked in vain to see if they wore their inverted commas.
"Prose Fancies" by Richard Le Gallienne
He always tried to safeguard the simplest, most sincere moments of his life by inverted commas.
"Balloons" by Elizabeth Bibesco
The plaster of Paris is then poured into the mold inverted.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Bamboos split and inverted, and then placed in the ground, are used to scare away beasts from the cornfields.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
So that all the relations of the Company are not only changed, but inverted.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke

In poetry:

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
I wept true tears of fellowship, as through
Fair dreams and sweet, though wither'd, hopes rose up;
Not death, but something beautiful to view—
A wreath'd Apollo with inverted cup.
"David Gray" by Alexander Anderson
Ask not the cause why sullen Spring
So long delays her flowers to bear;
Why warbling birds forget to sing,
And winter storms invert the year:
Chloris is gone; and fate provides
To make it Spring where she resides.
"Song to a Fair Young Lady" by John Henry Dryden
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
Cham's spire, I scarce in heaven descry,
Inverted, in that other sky,
The lake's lit breast, still plain doth glow:
So Soul, that darkly points above,
Shows sure and clear, when glassed by love
In answering heart below.
"Celestial Heights" by Alfred Austin

In news:

He thinks it "makes sense for a larger solar firm to want to add power control devices such as inverters , storage and distribution to their verticals," while emphasizing that this is only speculation.
Solar inverter stocks are looking cheap, but until the weaker players are forced out, they are likely to get cheaper.
Chinese Refrigerator Industry Enters Inverter -Controlled Era Mar 24, 2005 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Inverters , especially AC inverters , are more complicated to manufacture and generally cost more than conventional power supplies of similar capacity.
So let's examine the differences between inverters and conventional transformers in detail.
These tend to be more complex and more expensive than DC-only inverters .
Inverters that output AC simply did not exist.
New MF AC Inverter Module.
High- Lites new PFT Series of universal, fast transfer AC inverter systems.
Invert the caps into an egg carton.
Jenny Invert delivers dark, operatic pop.
Siemens has started production on solar inverters at its expanded manufacturing plant in West Chicago, Ill.
The inverters are slated for commissioning at a major project in October 2011.
Photovoltaic solar inverters produced in expanded manufacturing plant.
Paul Rudd and Jason Segel redeem the bro-comedy in the hilariously inverted I Love You, Man.

In science:

Since u is invertible, this implies that all factors of this expression should also be invertible in Aα,0 .
Primitive ideals and automorphism group of $U_q^+(B_2)$
In fact, every GWA over C[h±1 ] has non-trivial invertible elements (h is invertible in this algebra) and so Proposition 3.6 shows that Aα,β cannot be isomorphic to a GWA over C[h±1 ].
Primitive ideals and automorphism group of $U_q^+(B_2)$
S ) := ¯R′ ◦ (S ⊗ 1ρ ) ◦ R′ = tr(DK −1S ) , R′ ◦ (1ρ ⊗ S ) ◦ R′ = tr(DK S ) , Ψ where D is a positive invertible central element in End(ρ) , whose trace is the dimension of ρ , and K is a positive invertible element of End(ρ) .
2-C*-categories with non-simple units
Thus H is positive and greater or equal to a positive invertible element, and this implies that H is invertible as well.
2-C*-categories with non-simple units
The group is said to be invertible if the isotropy subgroup contains an element of order two (an involution) which inverts the sense of p independent directions on the surface of transitivity at a point P but it leaves unaltered the directions orthogonal to the surface of transitivity at P.
Rotating figures of equilibrium in General Relativity