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 (trăns′fər-mā′shən, -fôr-)
a. The act or an instance of transforming: her difficult transformation of the yard into a garden.
b. The state of being transformed: impressed by the transformation of the yard.
2. A marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better: recent transformations in the format of the publication.
3. Mathematics
a. Replacement of the variables in an algebraic expression by their values in terms of another set of variables.
b. A mapping of one space onto another or onto itself.
4. Linguistics An operation or rule that changes one linguistic structure (especially a syntactic structure) into another, as by the merger, relocation, or deletion of one of its constituents.
5. Genetics
a. The change undergone by an animal cell upon infection by a cancer-causing virus.
b. The introduction of DNA from one cell into another by means of a bacteriophage or one of a variety of chemical or physical methods.

trans′for·ma′tion·al, trans·form′a·tive (-fôr′mə-tĭv) adj.
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5, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Directory publisher China's Transformative Companies is building an interactive database of enterprises both inside and outside of China who can reliably and capably serve that country's huge and largely untapped consumer base, and which will do so in a way that respects the planet's need for sustainability.
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The central topic of the meeting of the countries of the Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans was the European integration of the Balkan countries, the challenges on their way to the EU, the transformative power of the European integration and the ways of exerting positive impact on the process of EU enlargement.
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