Definition of transposition:
- A change of a composition into another key.
- A change of the natural order of words in a sentence; as, the Latin and Greek languages admit transposition, without inconvenience, to a much greater extent than the English.
- The act of transposing, or the state of being transposed.
- The bringing of any term of an equation from one side over to the other without destroying the equation.
replacing, flip-flop, electric switch, interchange, exchange, setback, change of mind, reversion, turnabout, volte-face, turn around, swap, replenishment, substitution, reverse, substitute, blow, black eye, policy change, inversion, metathesis, refilling, turnaround, reversal, successor, switch, trade, heterotaxy, permutation, electrical switch, surrogate, replacement, changing, switching, alternate, commutation, renewal, about-face.
If, therefore, we change the order or relative position of the elements or objects which compose the scene, or group, we draw the attention of the pupil altogether from the former, and create another which is entirely new;- in the same way as the transposition of the figures in any sum, forms another of an entirely different amount.- "A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education", James Gall.
- "Logic, Inductive and Deductive", William Minto.
- "Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic", Henri Bergson.