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the act of changing or being changed from one position, direction, or course to the opposite

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the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer

abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)

a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa

(genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed

the reversal of the normal order of words

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(counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa

a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex

turning upside down

the act of turning inside out

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This surface charge may be decomposed into two components; one is the charge of the depletion region within the substrate [Q.sub.B]; the other is the inversion layer, which behaves effectively as a surface charge, [q.sub.inv].
Some 250 meters above the city, the inversion layer disappears.
On the morning of February 1, 2012, there was a stable atmosphere with a strong inversion layer near the surface, as explained in the observation section.
Tango, "On the universality of inversion layer mobility in Si MOSFET's: part I-effects of substrate impurity concentration," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol.
Shimizu, "Bending vibrator consisting of a LiNbO3 plate with a ferroelectric inversion layer," Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol.
Air pollutants may rise during the day as the Earth's surfaces are heated and then be brought down to ground level by the descent of an evening inversion layer. The night and next-day accumulation of smoke is described in a CARB pamphlet for farmers (CARB 1992).
The tropical inversion layer may play a more significant role than temperature in determining tree line and the upper extent of forest bird habitat in the Hawaiian Islands.
We agreed that was unusual but possible with the passage of a front or an inversion layer.
That famous inversion layer over London killed an estimated 12,000 citizens.
In contrast to Tillman, the relationship between POM and the presence of an inversion layer was weaker at the Northeast site (p < 0.08), located near the edge of El Paso; normally P[M.sub.10] is lowest in this area of the city.
In n-devices, an inversion layer of electrons will form at the oxide/silicon interface, creating localized electron trapping.
* Avoid burning when fire danger is high or an inversion layer (which inhibits the upward motion of air) is likely.
But it does, thanks to the vagaries of the weather, particularly a sporadic inversion layer that traps smoke and other emissions and a widespread dependence on diesel power.
Able to form at any height - from as little as a few feet to several hundred feet above the ground - an inversion layer can move laterally for long distances.