transformation


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to transformation: Bacterial transformation

trans·for·ma·tion

 (trăns′fər-mā′shən, -fôr-)
n.
1.
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.

transformation

(ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. a change or alteration, esp a radical one
2. the act of transforming or the state of being transformed
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. a change in position or direction of the reference axes in a coordinate system without an alteration in their relative angle
b. an equivalent change in an expression or equation resulting from the substitution of one set of variables by another
4. (General Physics) physics a change in an atomic nucleus to a different nuclide as the result of the emission of either an alpha-particle or a beta-particle. Compare transition5
5. (Linguistics) linguistics another word for transformational rule
6. (Theatre) an apparently miraculous change in the appearance of a stage set
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in South Africa) a national strategy aimed at attaining national unity, promoting reconciliation through negotiated settlement and non-racism
ˌtransforˈmational adj

trans•for•ma•tion

(ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃən)
n.
1. the act or process of transforming.
2. the state of being transformed.
3. change in form, appearance, nature, or character.
4. Logic. a mapping between equivalent expressions.
6. Ling.
b. the process by which deep structures are converted into surface structures using transformational rules.
7. the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another resulting in a genetic change in the recipient cell.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin trānsfōrmātiō change of shape. See trans-, formation]
trans`for•ma′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transformation - a qualitative changetransformation - a qualitative change      
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
betterment, improvement, advance - a change for the better; progress in development
population shift - a change in the relative numbers of the different groups of individuals making up a population
pyrolysis - transformation of a substance produced by the action of heat
sea change - a profound transformation
sublimation - (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
tin disease, tin pest, tin plague - the transformation of ordinary white tin into powdery grey tin at very cold temperatures
changeover, conversion, transition - an event that results in a transformation
retrogression, degeneration - passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
strengthening - becoming stronger
weakening - becoming weaker
2.transformation - (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
function, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function, map - (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
reflection - (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
rotation - (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
translation - (mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same
affine transformation - (mathematics) a transformation that is a combination of single transformations such as translation or rotation or reflection on an axis
3.transformation - a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structuretransformation - a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure
grammatical rule, rule of grammar - a linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances
4.transformation - (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNAtransformation - (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
5.transformation - the act of changing in form or shape or appearancetransformation - the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
permutation - complete change in character or condition; "the permutations...taking place in the physical world"- Henry Miller
revision, alteration - the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); "it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"
transfiguration - the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify
transmogrification - the act of changing into a different form or appearance (especially a fantastic or grotesque one); "the transmogrification of the prince into a porcupine"
metamorphosis - a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft

transformation

noun
1. change, conversion, alteration, metamorphosis, transmutation, renewal, transmogrification (jocular) the transformation of an attic room into a study
2. revolution, radical change, makeover, sea change, revolutionary change, transfiguration He has undergone a personal transformation.

transformation

noun
The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another:
Translations
تَحْويلتَغْيير
proměnapřeměna
forvandlingomdannelse
teisendus
átalakításátváltozás
umbreyting
transformácia
pretvorba
değişimdönüşüm

transformation

[ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃən] Ntransformación f

transformation

[ˌtrænsfərˈmeɪʃən] ntransformation f
the transformation of sth into sth → la transformation de qch en qch

transformation

nUmwandlung f, → Umformung f; (of ideas, views etc)(grundlegende) Veränderung; (of person, caterpillar etc)Verwandlung f; (Phys, Elec) → Umwandlung f; (Ling) → Umformung f, → Transformation f; transformation scene (Theat) → Verwandlungsszene f

transformation

[ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃn] ntrasformazione f

transform

(trӕnsˈfoːm) verb
to change the appearance or nature of completely. He transformed the old kitchen into a beautiful sitting-room; His marriage has transformed him.
ˌtransforˈmation noun
1. the act of transforming or process of being transformed. the transformation of water into ice.
2. a change. The event caused a transformation in her character.
transˈformer noun
an apparatus for changing electrical energy from one voltage to another.

trans·for·ma·tion

n. transformación, cambio de forma o apariencia.

transformation

n transformación f
References in classic literature ?
This quickly aroused her suspicions, and in a moment more the Sorceress had decided that the seeming rose was nothing else than a transformation of old Mombi.
Little more than a year later the transformation which the old Valmet place had undergone was the talk and wonder of Cote Joyeuse.
Impossible to class it in that ancient family of sombre, mysterious churches, low and crushed as it were by the round arch, almost Egyptian, with the exception of the ceiling; all hieroglyphics, all sacerdotal, all symbolical, more loaded in their ornaments, with lozenges and zigzags, than with flowers, with flowers than with animals, with animals than with men; the work of the architect less than of the bishop; first transformation of art, all impressed with theocratic and military discipline, taking root in the Lower Empire, and stopping with the time of William the Conqueror.
She who has once been a woman, and ceased to be so, might at any moment become a woman again, if there were only the magic touch to effect the transformation.
They debated whether the moon was a finished world, or whether it was destined to undergo any further transformation.
But for the creator to appear, suffering itself is needed, and much transformation.
Bygrave (Christian name, Julia), the transformation will be complete.
As the summer months advanced, the transformation of the Venetian palace into the modern hotel proceeded rapidly towards completion.
Don Quixote said no more, and waited for the reply of the princess, who aware of Don Fernando's determination to carry on the deception until Don Quixote had been conveyed to his home, with great ease of manner and gravity made answer, "Whoever told you, valiant Knight of the Rueful Countenance, that I had undergone any change or transformation did not tell you the truth, for I am the same as I was yesterday.
Then you shall have permission to touch eleven different objects, pronouncing at the time the word 'Ev,' and if any one of them, or more than one, proves to be the transformation of the Queen of Ev or any of her ten children, then they will instantly be restored to their true forms and may leave my palace and my kingdom in your company, without any objection whatever.
He had then gone out, as he said, for a stroll; than which nothing, I reflected, could better have expressed his frank view of the abrupt transformation of my office.
On Thursday the wind dropped, and a thick gray fog brooded over the land as though hiding the mysteries of the transformations that were being wrought in nature.

Full browser ?