# transpose

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## trans·pose

(trăns-pōz′)*v.*

**trans·posed**,

**trans·pos·ing**,

**trans·pos·es**

*v.*

*tr.*

**1.**To reverse or transfer the order or place of; interchange. See Synonyms at reverse.

**2.**

*Mathematics*To move (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other side, reversing its sign to maintain equality.

**3.**

*Music*To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key.

**4.**To render into another language.

**5.**To alter in form or nature; transform: a diary that was transposed into a novel.

*v.*

*intr.*

**1.**

*Music*To write or perform music in a different key.

**2.**To admit of being transposed.

*n.*(trăns′pōz′)

*Mathematics*

A matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix.

[Middle English transposen,

*to transform*, from Old French transposer, alteration (influenced by poser,*to put, place*) of Latin trānspōnere,*to transfer*: trāns-,*trans-*+ pōnere,*to place*; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]**trans·pos′a·ble**

*adj.*

## transpose

(trænsˈpəʊz)*vb*

**1.**(

*tr*) to alter the positions of; interchange, as words in a sentence; put into a different order

**2.**(Music, other)

*music*

**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.**(Mathematics) (

*tr*)

*maths*to move (a term) from one side of an equation to the other with a corresponding reversal in sign

*n*

(Mathematics)

*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 trans- +*pōnere*to place]**transˈposable**

*adj*

**transˌposaˈbility**

*n*

**transˈposal**

*n*

**transˈposer**

*n*

## trans•pose

(*v.*trænsˈpoʊz;

*n.*ˈtræns poʊz)

*v.*

**-posed, -pos•ing,**

*n.*

*v.t.*

**1.**to change or reverse the relative position, order, or sequence of; interchange: to transpose the letters of a word.

**2.**to transfer or transport.

**3.**to write or perform (a musical composition) in a different key.

**4.**to bring (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other, with corresponding change of sign.

**5.**to transform; transmute.

*v.i.*

**6.**to transpose music.

*n.*

**7.**

*Math.*a matrix formed from a given matrix by transposing the rows and columns.

**trans•pos′a•ble,**

*adj.*

**trans•pos`a•bil′i•ty,**

*n.*

**trans•pos′er,**

*n.*

## trans·pose

(trăns-pōz′) 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.## transpose

**Past participle:**transposed

**Gerund:**transposing

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Noun | 1. | transpose - a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrixmatrix - (mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns; treated as a single element and manipulated according to rules |

Verb | 1. | transpose - change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern" |

2. | transpose - transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"shift - move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention" | |

3. | transpose - cause to change places; "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size" | |

4. | transpose - transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality | |

5. | transpose - put (a piece of music) into another keymusic - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner | |

6. | transpose - exchange positions without a change in value; "These operators commute with each other"math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night" | |

7. | transpose - change key; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?" |

## transpose

*verb*

**1.**transplant, move, transfer, shift, displace, relocate, reposition Genetic engineers transpose bits of material from one organism to another.

**2.**interchange, switch, swap, reorder, change, move, exchange, substitute, alter, rearrange Many people inadvertently transpose the digits of the code.

## transpose

*verb*

**1.**To change to the opposite position, direction, or course:

**2.**To change into a different form, substance, or state:

Translations

**transponat**

**transponera**

**transponerad matris**

## transpose

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