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invert

1. Psychiatry
a. a person who adopts the role of the opposite sex
b. another word for homosexual
2. Architect
a. the lower inner surface of a drain, sewer, etc.
b. an arch that is concave upwards, esp one used in foundations

invert

[′in‚vərt]
(civil engineering)
The floor or bottom of a conduit.

invert

invert
In plumbing, the lowest point or the lowest inside surface of a channel, conduit, drain, pipe, or sewer pipe.
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Keith Wade, Chief Economist at Schroders, said: "The curve is moving around at the moment, but we are close to if not inverted in both the US and UK.
The UK yield curve inverted during the day on 14 August 2019.
The main indicator that the yield curve has truly inverted for some economic and investment professionals is if the 2-year/10-year Treasury invert, though some groups prefer to use the 3-month/10-year inversion.
It will more likely be a matter of when and not if the 2-year and 10-year Treasury invert unless the Federal Reserve intervenes by cutting rates and forcing a normal yield curve.
This is the dreaded "inverted yield curve." Right now, the curve is flattening, but it hasn't yet inverted.
An inverted yield curve has preceded every recession since 1960.
In order to investigate this question, one must decide on an invertible font, in which as many letters of the alphabet as possible also form a letter of the alphabet (ideally a different one, but perhaps the same) when inverted. Combining some of my ideas with some of Eric's, I settled on the font shown below.
An invertible NxM grid is said to be invertibly dense if the 2N+2M words in the original and inverted grids are all different.
Late in December the yield curve inverted. Judging from the reaction of the mainstream business press, you might have thought it was something akin to the Second Coming.
After thirty years of sophisticated iconography and ready-made practice, then, Gober inverts this conceptualist hierarchy with ready-made iconography and rigorous practice.
An invert using opposite hands; essentially an indy hand plant.