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^{--1}AX for some appropriate X |
[C14: from Latin transformāre, from | |
trans'formable | |
—adj | |
trans'formative | |
—adj |