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adjective
  1. innate, possessed by an organism at birth
  2. Inherited or hereditary
induce Tweet Definition of induce Like Definition of induce on Facebook
verb (induc, ing)
  1. to cause; persuade; force
integration Tweet Definition of integration Like Definition of integration on Facebook
noun
  1. The act or process of making whole or entire.
  2. (calculus) The operation of finding the integral of a function.
  3. In evolution, the process by which the manifold is compacted into the relatively simple and permanent; supposed to alternate with differentiation as an agent in development.
interbreed Tweet Definition of interbreed Like Definition of interbreed on Facebook
verb (interbreeds, interbreeding, interbred)
  1. To breed or reproduce within a isolated community.
  2. To breed or reproduce within a heterogenous community, the products of which produce hybrids.
intron Tweet Definition of intron Like Definition of intron on Facebook
noun
  1. (genetics) a portion of a split gene that is included in RNA transcripts but is removed during RNA processing and rapidly degraded
inversion Tweet Definition of inversion Like Definition of inversion on Facebook
noun
  1. (music) The move of one pitch in an interval or chord up or down an octave
  2. (music) The reversal of an interval
  3. (music) The reversal of the pitch contour
  4. (music) The reversal of a pitch class succesion such as a melody or counterpoint, contrapuntal line
  5. (music) Subtraction of pitch classes in a set from twelve which maps intervals onto their complements with respect to 0 and preserves interval classes, symbolized IX where X is the transposition which is inverted (DeLone? et. al. (Eds.), 1975, chap. 6).
  6. (genetics) a segment of DNA in the context of a chromosome that is reversed in orientation relative to a reference karyotype or genome
  7. (Weather). An increase of air temperature with increase in altitude (the ground being colder than the surrounding air). When an inversion exists, there are no convection currents and wind speeds are below 5 knots. The atmosphere is stable and normally is considered the most favorable state for ground release of chemical agents.
  8. (grammar) deviation, Deviation from standard word order by putting the predicate before the subject. It takes place in questions with auxiliary verbs and in normal, affirmative clauses beginning with a negative particle, for the purpose of emphasis.
(with an auxiliary verb) Inversion takes place in the sentence 'Is she here?' — 'is', the predicate, is before 'she', the subject.
(for the purpose of emphasis) Inversion takes place in the sentence 'Never have I done that.' — 'have', the predicate, is before 'I', the subject, due to 'never' being the first word of the sentence.

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