inverted inverted  /ɪn ˈvɜr tɪd/


  1. (adj) being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed
  2. (adj) (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk



  1. Hare then steps back until he's standing between a pair of inverted plastic cups on the floor.
  2. She lay down on the bed, and her svelte leg made an inverted V, framing poor Benjamin Braddock.
  3. The yield curve is not deeply inverted, but only slightly.


  1. St. Petersburg Pier items up for auction today

    The Pier in St. Petersburg may be closed for good, but residents have their last chance today to get a piece of the iconic inverted pyramid. Some unsold merchandise, along with pier benches, store display cabinets and restaurant equipment, will go under the auction hammer today at 10 a.m.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Tampa Tribune

  2. LED Wall Pack Luminaires deliver up to 7,416 lumens.

    Available in both full cutoff and refractive lens designs, Lumark Crosstour™ MAXX Luminaires include two 50 W and two 85 W configurations to replace 250 W and 400 W metal halide fixtures, respectively. Units come in 3,500 and 5,000 K correlated color temperatures and are suitable for wall/surface, inverted mount, perimeter, and area/site lighting applications. Operating from 120–480 ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. St. Pete Pier items going up for auction

    Now that the St. Pete Pier has closed, the City of St. Petersburg has no use for the benches, planters, and picnic tables that were found in and around the inverted pyramid.  They will all be auctioned off Tuesday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC Action News Tampa Bay


  1. "Financial 'compensation' must remain in its inverted commas. Money cannot buy our families back," Dr Swire wrote in the Glasgow Herald. "I just wish that the needs of the relatives, namely a thirst for the truth and for justice, would be...
    on Aug 29, 2008 By: Jim Swire Source: Times Online

  2. The transcript shows that Mr Abbott said: "I accept that certain protections (in inverted commas) are not what they were. That whole raft of regulation expressed in awards that sometimes ran into hundreds, even thousands of pages, I accept that that...
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Tony Abbott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "It wasn't about an attitude I had, or any inverted ideas about working overseas, it was simply about scheduling. I just didn`t have the time", confirms the actress.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Aishwarya Rai Source: (subscription)

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