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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

[in′vurt]
Etymology: L, invertere, to turn over
to turn something upside down or inside out.

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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We will write an invert operation on circle j as I.
2) paint and invert operations to generate the configuration.
First, let us consider the simple case where only invert operations are allowed.
Now we must consider the case where both paint and invert operations are allowed.
A distinct advantage inverts the workpiece allowing back-side part machining, eliminating multiple handling and secondary operations.
Depending on the orientation of the loxP sites, the enzyme then either inverts the DNA fragment and places it back in the chromosome or discards the snipped DNA, says Bradley.