from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To turn inside out or upside down: invert an hourglass.
- transitive v. To reverse the position, order, or condition of: invert the subject and predicate of a sentence.
- transitive v. To subject to inversion. See Synonyms at reverse.
- intransitive v. To be subjected to inversion.
- n. Something inverted.
- n. Psychology One who takes on the gender role of the opposite sex.
- n. Psychology In the theory of Sigmund Freud, a homosexual person. No longer in scientific use.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To turn (something) upside down or inside out.
- v. To move (the root note of a chord) up or down an octave, resulting in a change in pitch.
- n. A homosexual man.
- n. An inverted arch (as in a sewer). *
- n. The lowest point inside a pipe at a certain point.
- n. An elevation of a pipe at a certain point along the pipe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Subjected to the process of inversion; inverted; converted.
- n. An inverted arch.
- intransitive v. To undergo inversion, as sugar.
- transitive v. To turn over; to put upside down; to upset; to place in a contrary order or direction; to reverse
- transitive v. To change the position of; -- said of tones which form a chord, or parts which compose harmony.
- transitive v. To divert; to convert to a wrong use.
- transitive v. To convert; to reverse; to decompose by, or subject to, inversion. See Inversion, n., 10.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- To divert; turn into another channel; devote to another purpose.
- Synonyms Overthrow, Subvert, etc. See overturn.
- In chem., to convert (cane-sugar) into a mixture of glucose and fructose.
- In music: Of an interval, to transpose the lower tone an octave higher, so that it falls (usually) above the higher tone.
- 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.
- Of a chord, to arrange its tones in any order in which the root is not in the bass.
- An abbreviation of Invertebrata;
- of invertebrate.
- n. 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. In telegraphy, an inverted or reversed insulator.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make an inversion (in a musical composition)
- v. turn inside out or upside down
- v. reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
While the former is concerned with understanding the mind, the latter is busy worrying about the body; the labels invert the popular understanding of Freudianism but make intuitive humorous sense anyway.
Breaking sucrose into glucose and fructose is often referred to as inversion, and the resulting mixture is called invert sugar or invert syrup.
Renounce what you want; do what you do not want to do; pursue what is repugnant; in short, invert the relations of pleasure and pain, and act by your will against their sanctions, so as to seek pain and flee pleasure.
 Magnan has in recent years reaffirmed this view ( "Inversion Sexuelle et Pathologic Mentale," _Revue de Psychothérapie_, March, 1914): "The invert is a diseased person, a degenerate."
I would like to label the invert elevation at the end of a pipe without a structure.
I've added a user-defined Property to my utility points that all me to label the invert of the pipe based on the rod depth added as a UDP.
(known as the invert), and then they are both raised to just below the crown.
PS: My word verification was "invert"; possibly ironic, dig?
Invert sugar is so called because the mixture of glucose and fructose which forms the "invert" is laevo-rotatory, whereas cane sugar is dextro-rotatory to the plane of polarized light.
Search engines tend to "invert" the search to convert 1P to 3P!