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Inverted Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    inverted adj
  1. being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed; "a quotation mark is sometimes called an inverted comma"; "an upside-down cake" [syn: upside-down]
  2. (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk [syn: anatropous] [ant: amphitropous]
Inverted Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Inverted Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Inverted \In*vert"ed\, a.
  1. Changed to a contrary or counterchanged order; reversed; characterized by inversion.
  2. (Geol.) Situated apparently in reverse order, as strata when folded back upon themselves by upheaval. Inverted arch (Arch.), an arch placed with crown downward; -- much used in foundations.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Inverted'

  • Inverted roller coaster: An inverted roller coaster is a roller coaster in which the train runs under the track with the seats directly attached to the wheel ...
  • Inverted Jenny: The Inverted Jenny (also known as an Upside Down Jenny or Jenny Invert) is a United States postage stamp first issued on May 10, 1918 ...

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* O Winter ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know. - William Cowper

* And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky, Whereunder crawling coop'd we live and die, Lift not your hands to It for help for It As impotently moves as you or I. - Omar Khayym

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