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- (US) IPA: /tɹæns.fɔɹ.meɪ.ʃən/
- (UK) IPA: /tɹæns.fə(ɹ).meɪ.ʃən/
- Hyphenation: trans‧for‧ma‧tion
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
transformation (plural transformations)
- The act of transforming or the state of being transformed.
- A marked change in appearance or character, especially one for the better.
- (mathematics) The replacement of the variables in an algebraic expression by their values in terms of another set of variables; a mapping of one space onto another or onto itself; a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system.
- (linguistics) A rule that systematically converts one syntactic form into another; a sentence derived by such a rule.
- (genetics) The alteration of a bacterial cell caused by the transfer of DNA from another, especially if pathogenic.
- (politics, South Africa) Ideologically driven government policy - becoming more conformant with socialist and African nationalist groupthink.
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act of transforming
state of being transformed
marked change in appearance or character
linguistics: rule that systematically converts one syntactic form into another
genetics: alteration of a bacterial cell caused by the transfer of DNA
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From Latin trānsfōrmātiō.
transformation f (plural transformations)
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