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Meaning of transposition

trans•po•si•tion

Pronunciation: (trans"pu-zish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of transposing.
  2. the state of being transposed.
  3. a transposed form of something.
  4. the movement of a gene or set of genes from one DNA site to another.
  5. the process of reversing the tonality of an image, as from negative to positive.
  6. a permutation of a set of elements that interchanges two elements and leaves the remaining elements in their original positions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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