polytopal rearrangement

Stereoisomerization interconverting different or equivalent spatial arrangements of ligands about a central atom or of a cage of atoms, where the ligand or cage defines the vertices of a polyhedron. For example pyramidal inversion of amines, Berry pseudorotation of PF5, rearrangements of polyhedral boranes.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193. 'Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)' on page 2213 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199668122193)