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transform

[v. trans-fawrm; n. trans-fawrm]
verb (used with object)
1.
to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.
2.
to change in condition, nature, or character; convert.
3.
to change into another substance; transmute.
4.
Electricity.
a.
to increase or decrease (the voltage and current characteristics of an alternating-current circuit), as by means of a transformer.
b.
to decrease (the voltage and current characteristics of a direct-current circuit), as by means of a transformer.
5.
Mathematics. to change the form of (a figure, expression, etc.) without in general changing the value.
6.
Physics. to change into another form of energy.
verb (used without object)
7.
to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed.
noun
8.
Mathematics.
a.
a mathematical quantity obtained from a given quantity by an algebraic, geometric, or functional transformation.
b.
the transformation itself.
9.
the result of a transformation.
10.
a transformation.
11.
Logic. transformation ( def 5 ).
12.
Linguistics. a structure derived by a transformation.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English transformen < Latin trānsfōrmāre to change in shape. See trans-, form

transformable, adjective
transformative, adjective
intertransformable, adjective
nontransforming, adjective
retransform, verb (used with object)
self-transformed, adjective
untransformable, adjective
untransformative, adjective
untransformed, adjective
untransforming, adjective


1. transfigure. T ransform , convert mean to change one thing into another. T ransform suggests changing from one form, appearance, structure, or type to another: to transform soybeans into oil and meal by pressure. C onvert suggests so changing the characteristics as to change the use or purpose: to convert a barn into a house.
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transform
 
vb
1.  to alter or be altered radically in form, function, etc
2.  (tr) to convert (one form of energy) to another form
3.  (tr) maths to change the form of (an equation, expression, etc) by a mathematical transformation
4.  (tr) to increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage) using a transformer
 
n
5.  maths the result of a mathematical transformation, esp (of a matrix or an element of a group) another related to the given one by B=X--1AX for some appropriate X
 
[C14: from Latin transformāre, from trans- + formāre to form]
 
trans'formable
 
adj
 
trans'formative
 
adj

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transform
mid-14c., from O.Fr. transformer, from L. transformare "change the shape or form of," from trans- "across" + formare "to form" (see form).
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