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Definition of "transposition" [trans•po•si•tion]

  • The act or an instance of transposing. (noun)
  • The state of being transposed. (noun)
  • Something transposed. (noun)
  • Genetics Transfer of a segment of DNA to a new position on the same or another chromosome or plasmid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transposition" in a sentence
  • "A-flat sits on the black keys enough to allow you the flatten out the fingers and glide, but the F major transposition is impossibly clunky."
  • "But now that transposition is available at the click of a mouse, I fear an entire generation of singers is going to assume the license to try out different keys until they find the one that's the most comfortable."
  • "This transposition from the Welsh stage to Aztlan depended first on the a priori sameness of the"