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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invert  \In"vert\,  n.  (Masonry) 
  An  inverted  arch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invert  \In*vert"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inverted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Inverting}.]  [L.  invertere,  inversum  pref.  in-  in  + 
  vertere  to  turn.  See  {Verse}.] 
  1.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  Such  reasoning  falls  like  an  inverted  cone,  Wanting 
  its  proper  base  to  stand  upon  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  To  change  the  position  of  --  said  of  tones  which 
  form  a  chord,  or  parts  which  compose  harmony. 
 
  3.  To  divert;  to  convert  to  a  wrong  use  [Obs.]  --Knolles. 
 
  4.  (Chem.)  To  convert;  to  reverse;  to  decompose  by  or 
  subject  to  inversion.  See  {Inversion},  n.,  10. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invert  \In*vert"\,  v.  i.  (Chem.) 
  To  undergo  inversion,  as  sugar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invert  \In"vert\,  a.  (Chem.) 
  Subjected  to  the  process  of  inversion;  inverted;  converted; 
  as  invert  sugar. 
 
  {Invert  sugar}  (Chem.),  a  variety  of  sugar,  consisting  of  a 
  mixture  of  dextrose  and  levulose,  found  naturally  in 
  fruits,  and  produced  artificially  by  the  inversion  of  cane 
  sugar  (sucrose);  also  less  properly,  the  grape  sugar  or 
  dextrose  obtained  from  starch.  See  {Inversion}, 
  {Dextrose},  {Levulose},  and  {Sugar}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invert 
  v  1:  make  an  inversion  (in  a  musical  composition);  "here  the 
  theme  is  inverted" 
  2:  turn  inside  out  or  upside  down  [syn:  {reverse}] 




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