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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French transposition, from Medieval Latin transpositio

NounEdit

transposition (countable and uncountable, plural transpositions)

  1. The act or process of transposing or interchanging.
  2. (music) A shift of a piece of music to a different musical key by adjusting all the notes of the work equally either up or down in pitch.
  3. (chess) A sequence of moves resulting in a position that may also be reached by another, more common sequence.

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VerbEdit

transposition (third-person singular simple present transpositions, present participle transpositioning, simple past and past participle transpositioned)

  1. To transpose
  2. (psychiatry) To take on the role of another person

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. →ISBN, Ch. 6.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From transposer

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

transposition f (plural transpositions)

  1. transposition