English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle French transposition, from Medieval Latin transpositio.

Noun edit

transposition (countable and uncountable, plural transpositions)

  1. (especially mathematics) 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.
  4. (European Union) An incorporation of the provisions of a European Union directive into a Member State's domestic law.

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Verb edit

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 also edit

References edit

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

French edit

Etymology edit

From transposer.

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

transposition f (plural transpositions)

  1. transposition

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