|1.||(tr) to alter the positions of; interchange, as words in a sentence; put into a different order|
|a. to play (notes, music, etc) in a different key from that originally intended|
|b. to move (a note or series of notes) upwards or downwards in pitch|
|3.||(tr) maths to move (a term) from one side of an equation to the other with a corresponding reversal in sign|
|4.||maths the matrix resulting from interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix|
|[C14: from Old French transposer, from Latin transpōnere to remove, from |
transpose trans·pose (trāns-pōz')
v. trans·posed, trans·pos·ing, trans·pos·es
To transfer one tissue, organ, or part to the place of another.
|transpose (trāns-pōz') Pronunciation Key
To move a term or quantity from one side of an algebraic equation to the other by adding or subtracting that term to or from both sides. By subtracting 2 from both sides of the equation 2 + x = 4, one can transpose the 2 to the other side, yielding x = 4 - 2, and thus determine that x equals 2.