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Inversion or inversions may refer to:

Music and arts[edit]

Natural sciences[edit]

  • Chromosomal inversion, where a segment of a chromosome is reversed end-to-end
  • Inverse problem, the process of calculating from a set of observations the causal factors that produced them
  • Inversion (evolutionary biology), a hypothesis about the evolution of the dorsoventral axis in animals
  • Inversion (geology), the relative uplift of a previously basinal area resulting from local shortening, in structural geology
  • Inversion (meteorology), air temperature increasing with height
  • Relief inversion, when a previous depression becomes a landform that stands out from its surroundings
  • Island of inversion, a group of elements with abnormal nuclear shell structure
  • Nitrogen inversion, a chemical process in which a trigonal nitrogen-containing structure turns inside-out
  • Population inversion, in statistical mechanics, when a system exists in state with more members in an excited state than in lower-energy states
  • Pyramidal inversion, a chemical process in which a trigonal structure turns inside-out
  • Seismic inversion, transforming seismic reflection data into a quantitative rock-property description of a geological formation
  • Sucrose inversion, a chemical reaction converting sucrose into glucose and fructose

Mathematics and logic[edit]

Computer science[edit]

  • Priority inversion, the condition of a low-priority task holding a shared resource that a high-priority task needs

Medicine and kinesiology[edit]

Linguistics and language[edit]

Other uses[edit]

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