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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Invert

INVERT', verb transitive [Latin inverto; in and verto, to turn.]

1. To turn into a contrary direction; to turn upside down; as, to invert a cone; to invert a hollow vessel.

2. To place in a contrary order or method; as, to invert the rules of justice; to invert the order of words.

And winter storms invert the year.

3. In music, to change the order of the notes which form a chord, or the parts which compose harmony.

4. To divert; to turn into another channel; to embezzle. [Not in use.]