verb (implod, es)
- to collapse or burst inward violently
- (phonetics) An implosive sound; an implodent.
- Formed by implosion.
- The first letter of a word or a name.
- In plural, the first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit
- You can get your initials printed at the top.
- (transitive) To sign one's initials.
- Please each page and sign the entire packet.
- first; of or pertaining to the beginning
- My guess turned out to be wrong.
- Placed at the beginning, as of a list or series.
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- A standardized set of symbols for representing the sounds of human speech. See .
- (linguistics) Existing or occurring between vowels.
- A thundering; thunder.
- The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.
- Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false.
- Reciting in a musical prolonged tone; intonate, intonating or singing of the opening phrase of a plain-chant, psalm, or canticle by a single voice, as of a priest.
- Tending or apt to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without right or welcome.
- Did it ever cross your mind that he might find all those questions you ask ?
- (geology) Of rocks: forced, while in a plastic or molten state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks.
- (music) The move of one pitch in an interval or chord up or down an octave
- (music) The reversal of an interval
- (music) The reversal of the pitch contour
- (music) The reversal of a pitch class succesion such as a melody or counterpoint, contrapuntal line
- (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).
- (genetics) a segment of DNA in the context of a chromosome that is reversed in orientation relative to a reference karyotype or genome
- (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.
- (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.
- (archaic) A homosexual man.
- (context, architecture) An upside-down arch (as in a sewer.)
- To turn upside down or inside out.
- (music) To move the root note of a chord up or down an octave, resulting in a change in pitch.
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