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Crossword Solver Answers for: ????RSION

adversion

adversion
(n.) A turning towards; attention.

aspersion

aspersion
(n.) A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense.
(n.) The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.

demersion

demersion
(n.) The act of plunging into a fluid; a drowning.
(n.) The state of being overwhelmed in water, or as if in water.

diversion

diversion
(n.) The act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel; diversion of the mind from business.
(n.) That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth.
(n.) The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.

excursion

excursion
A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
A wandering from a subject; digression.
Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]

immersion

immersion
(n.) The act of immersing, or the state of being immersed; a sinking within a fluid; a dipping; as, the immersion of Achilles in the Styx.
(n.) Submersion in water for the purpose of Christian baptism, as, practiced by the Baptists.
(n.) The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness.
(n.) The dissapearance of a celestail body, by passing either behind another, as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a satellite; -- opposed to emersion.

incursion

incursion
(n.) A running into; hence, an entering into a territory with hostile intention; a temporary invasion; a predatory or harassing inroad; a raid.
(n.) Attack; occurrence.

intorsion

intorsion
(n.) A winding, bending, or twisting.
(n.) The bending or twining of any part of a plant toward one side or the other, or in any direction from the vertical.

inversion

inversion
(n.) The act of inverting, or turning over or backward, or the state of being inverted.
(n.) A change by inverted order; a reversed position or arrangement of things; transposition.
(n.) A movement in tactics by which the order of companies in line is inverted, the right being on the left, the left on the right, and so on.
(n.) A change in the order of the terms of a proportion, so that the second takes the place of the first, and the fourth of the third.
(n.) A peculiar method of transformation, in which a figure is replaced by its inverse figure. Propositions that are true for the original figure thus furnish new propositions that are true in the inverse figure. See Inverse figures, under Inverse.
(n.) A change of the usual order of words or phrases; as, "of all vices, impurity is one of the most detestable," instead of, "impurity is one of the most detestable of all vices."
(n.) A method of reasoning in which the orator shows that arguments advanced by his adversary in opposition to him are really favorable to his cause.
(n.) Said of intervals, when the lower tone is placed an octave higher, so that fifths become fourths, thirds sixths, etc.
(n.) Said of a chord, when one of its notes, other than its root, is made the bass.
(n.) Said of a subject, or phrase, when the intervals of which it consists are repeated in the contrary direction, rising instead of falling, or vice versa.
(n.) Said of double counterpoint, when an upper and a lower part change places.
(n.) The folding back of strata upon themselves, as by upheaval, in such a manner that the order of succession appears to be reversed.
(n.) The act or process by which cane sugar (sucrose), under the action of heat and acids or ferments (as diastase), is broken or split up into grape sugar (dextrose), and fruit sugar (levulose); also, less properly, the process by which starch is converted into grape sugar (dextrose).

obversion

obversion
(n.) The act of turning toward or downward.
(n.) The act of immediate inference, by which we deny the opposite of anything which has been affirmed; as, all men are mortal; then, by obversion, no men are immortal. This is also described as "immediate inference by privative conception."

occursion

occursion
(n.) A meeting; a clash; a collision.

recursion

recursion
(n.) The act of recurring; return.

reversion

reversion
(n.) The act of returning, or coming back; return.
(n.) That which reverts or returns; residue.
(n.) The returning of an esttate to the grantor or his heirs, by operation of law, after the grant has terminated; hence, the residue of an estate left in the proprietor or owner thereof, to take effect in possession, by operation of law, after the termination of a limited or less estate carved out of it and conveyed by him.
(n.) Hence, a right to future possession or enjoiment; succession.
(n.) A payment which is not to be received, or a benefit which does not begin, until the happening of some event, as the death of a living person.
(n.) A return towards some ancestral type or character; atavism.