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  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. 




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