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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Invert \In"vert\, noun (Masonry) An inverted arch.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Invert \In*vert"\, verb (used with an object) [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}, noun, 10.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Invert \In*vert"\, verb (used without an object) (Chem.) To undergo inversion, as sugar.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Invert \In"vert\, adjective (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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

invert

verb

1: make an inversion (in a musical composition); "here the theme is inverted"

2: reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of; "when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb" [syn: {invert}, {reverse}]

3: turn inside out or upside down [syn: {turn back}, {invert}, {reverse}]


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