transposition

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transposition (plural transpositions)

  1. 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.

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  • DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465, Ch. 6.