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in·vert

(in'vert),
1. In chemistry, subjected to inversion, for example, invert sugar.
2. To reverse in direction, sequence, or effect.
3. Archaic term for a homosexual.
See: inversion.

invert

(ĭn-vûrt′)
v. in·verted, in·verting, in·verts
v.tr.
1. To turn inside out or upside down: invert an hourglass.
2. To reverse the position, order, or condition of: invert the subject and predicate of a sentence.
n. (ĭn′vûrt′)
Psychology
a. One who takes on the gender role of the opposite sex.
b. In the theory of Sigmund Freud, a homosexual person. No longer in scientific use.

in·vert′i·ble adj.

invert

(ĭn-vĕrt′)
1. To turn inside out or upside down.
2. To bend the foot in at the ankle so that the sole is facing toward the inside of the leg.
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This is a wonderful book which might one day even be thought of as a classic (cue inverted commas).
In fact, I treat is as the beginning of inverted commas. After this recognition, I'm motivated to do even better in future.
The terms are in inverted commas here because, as Head demonstrates, these are slippery terms, not fixed and defined by law, but open to political and opportunist definition and manipulation.
In writing this piece we have consistently placed the word 'hologram' in inverted commas but in neither of the announcements related to these two developments is the technology so described.
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