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Webster 1913 Edition


Transformation

Transˊfor-ma′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
transformatio
: cf.
transformation
.]
The act of transforming, or the state of being transformed; change of form or condition.
Specifically: –
(a)
(Biol.)
Any change in an organism which alters its general character and mode of life, as in the development of the germ into the embryo, the egg into the animal, the larva into the insect (metamorphosis), etc.; also, the change which the histological units of a tissue are prone to undergo. See
Metamorphosis
.
(b)
(Physiol.)
Change of one from of material into another, as in assimilation; metabolism; metamorphosis.
(c)
(Alchemy)
The imagined possible or actual change of one metal into another; transmutation.
(d)
(Theol.)
A change in disposition, heart, character, or the like; conversion.
(e)
(Math.)
The change, as of an equation or quantity, into another form without altering the value.

Webster 1828 Edition


Transformation

TRANSFORMA'TION

,
Noun.
The act or operation of changing the form or external appearance.
1.
Metamorphosis; change of form in insects; as from a caterpillar to a butterfly.
2.
Transmutation; the change of one metal into another, as of copper or tin into gold.
3.
The change of the soul into a divine substance, as among the mystics.
4.
Transubstantiation.
5.
In theology, a change of heart in man, by which his disposition and temper are conformed to the divine image; a change from enmity to holiness and love.
6.
In algebra, the change of an equation into one of a different form, but of equal value.

Definition 2022


Transformation

Transformation

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German

Noun

Transformation f (genitive Transformation, plural Transformationen)

  1. transformation

transformation

transformation

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English

Noun

transformation (plural transformations)

  1. The act of transforming or the state of being transformed.
  2. A marked change in appearance or character, especially one for the better.
  3. (mathematics) The replacement of the variables in an algebraic expression by their values in terms of another set of variables; a mapping of one space onto another or onto itself; a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system.
  4. (linguistics) A rule that systematically converts one syntactic form into another; a sentence derived by such a rule.
  5. (genetics) The alteration of a bacterial cell caused by the transfer of DNA from another, especially if pathogenic.
  6. (politics, South Africa) Ideologically driven government policy - becoming more conformant with socialist and African nationalist groupthink.

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French

Etymology

From Latin trānsfōrmātiō.

Pronunciation

Noun

transformation f (plural transformations)

  1. transformation

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Swedish

Noun

transformation c

  1. transformation