Definition of transposition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌtrænspəˈzɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrænspəˈzɪʃn//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1(formal) an act of changing the order of two or more things The transposition of adjacent digits is common.
  2. 2transposition (of something) (from something) (to something) (formal) an act of moving or changing something to a different place or environment or into a different form the transposition of comic book heroes to the big screen
  3. 3(music) an act of writing or playing a piece of music or a series of notes in a different key