Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music, the act or process of changing a piece or passage from one tonality to another; transposition.
  • noun In electricity, the shifting, with reference to each other, of line-wires so as to reduce inductive action. See transposition, 7.
  • Serving to transpose; effecting transposition.

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  • verb Present participle of transpose.

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Examples

  • I think I will get one, particularly now because I'm curious to see how Douglas dealt with transposing from the Latin!

    A couple of Office/chant books in English

  • Question: "What do you call transposing initials, Ed?

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 2

  • It was John Milius who first came up with the idea of transposing Joseph Conrad's Heart of

    The Guardian World News

  • I would also maybe consider "transposing" the whole thing and asking in each row about a specific area of responsibility with institutions in columns.

    Critique My First Serious Survey, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Some families of instruments are called "transposing" instruments because they are written in one key but actually sound in another.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • President Nicolas Sarkozy met with religious leaders and reiterated the need to avoid "transposing" onto French soil a foreign conflict the country has been working to ease, his office said.

    South Dakota Politics

  • President Nicolas Sarkozy met with religious leaders and reiterated the need to avoid "transposing" onto French soil a foreign conflict the country has been working to ease, his office said.

    South Dakota Politics

  • President Nicolas Sarkozy met with religious leaders and reiterated the need to avoid "transposing" onto French soil a foreign conflict the country has been working to ease, his office said.

    South Dakota Politics

  • President Nicolas Sarkozy met with religious leaders and reiterated the need to avoid "transposing" onto French soil a foreign conflict the country has been working to ease, his office said.

    South Dakota Politics

  • Mistakes by data entry clerks such as transposing the first name / last name or the numbers on a voter's street address or social security number, leaving out a hyphen in a name, a typo on the name of the street or the zip code, differences in the various databases used, and leaving off a "Sr." or "Jr." can all cause a "no match" and thus a "no vote."

    The BRAD BLOG

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