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Invert

1. To turn over; to put upside down; to upset; to place in a contrary order or direction; to reverse; as, to invert a cup, the order of words, rules of justice, etc. That doth invert the attest of eyes and ears, as if these organs had deceptious functions. (Shak) Such reasoning falls like an inverted cone, Wanting its proper base to stand upon. (Cowper)

2. To change the position of; said of tones which form a chord, or parts which compose harmony.

3. To divert; to convert to a wrong use.

4. (Science: chemistry) to convert; to reverse; to decompose by, or subject to, inversion. See inversion.

(Science: chemistry) to undergo inversion, as sugar. Subjected to the process of inversion; inverted; converted; as, invert sugar. Invert sugar, a variety of sugar, consisting of a mixture of dextrose and levulose, found naturally in fruits, and produced artificially by the inversion of cane sugar (sucrose); also, less properly, the grape sugar or dextrose obtained from starch.

Origin: L. Invertere, inversum; pref. In- in _ vertere to turn.


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Re: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'

... glasses, eventually they say that the image has righted itself. That's something you could theoretically test for - does their brain rewire to invert the already-inverted image from the optic nerve, or does that part of their brain that tells them how to move rewire itself?

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by Rap
Tue May 22, 2012 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'
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Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'

... ground is would still be the same it's just the visual perception of it that'd be different. Also, in the Wikipedia entry, it notes that when you invert someone's vision they're able to function perfectly fine.

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by Beany
Thu May 03, 2012 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'
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Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'

... down image our eyes actually receive and - according to wikipedia - one study shows that the brain, given time, will even attempt to correct an inverted image if one tries to intervene by wearing glasses that invert everything.* Seems to suggest there's some benefit to seeing the world this ...

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by Beany
Thu May 03, 2012 6:22 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'
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Hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the stomach..

Yes you have all the information, and you are right you can say that [H+]= - log10 pH because the invert relation to a log is not another log. But then your problem is that you can't do math. The thing is [H+]= 10^(- pH)

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by canalon
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:00 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the stomach..
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Statistics Help Urgent

... just like some pointers/help in regards to what statistical tests I should use/consider and preferably how to do so in SPSS. I have carried out an invertebrate survey and would like to analyse the following variables- tree species, tree width at base, distance from tarmac (road or in parks- path) ...

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by Sylver
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:00 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Statistics Help Urgent
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