transform

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English transformen, from Old French transformer, from Latin transformo, transformare, from trans (across, preposition) + forma (form).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Verb:
    • (UK) enPR: trănsfômʹ, tränsfômʹ; IPA(key): /tɹænsˈfɔːm/, /tɹɑːnsˈfɔːm/
    • (US) enPR: trănsfôrmʹ; IPA(key): /tɹænsˈfɔɹm/
      • (file)
  • Noun:
    • (UK) enPR: trănsʹfôm, tränsʹfôm; IPA(key): /ˈtɹænsfɔːm/, /ˈtɹɑːnsfɔːm/
    • (file)
    • (US) enPR: trănsʹfôrm; IPA(key): /ˈtɹænsfɔɹm/
  • Hyphenation: trans‧form

Verb[edit]

transform (third-person singular simple present transforms, present participle transforming, simple past and past participle transformed)

  1. (transitive) To change greatly the appearance or form of.
    The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
    • 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene iii]:
      Love may transform me to an oyster.
    • 2012 March-April, Terrence J. Sejnowski, “Well-connected Brains”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 171:
      Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work. The achievement will transform neuroscience and serve as the starting point for asking questions we could not otherwise have answered, […].
    • 2020 August 26, “Network News: Stations investment boosts regeneration, says report”, in Rail, page 17:
      Among its findings, the report says: "In recent years we have seen more stations transformed from run-down Victorian hulks, or spartan bus-sheltered platforms, into places that people can take pride in, feel comfortable in using, and which are fulfilling more of their wider potential.
    Synonyms: alter, change, convert, make over, transmogrify
  2. (transitive) To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.
    Synonyms: alter, change
  3. (transitive, mathematics) To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.
  4. (transitive, electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.
  5. (transitive, genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.
  6. (intransitive) To undergo a transformation; to change in appearance or character.
    Synonyms: alter, change

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transform (plural transforms)

  1. (mathematical analysis) An operation (often an integration) that converts one function into another.
  2. (by extension) A function so produced.
  3. (geology, seismology) A transform fault.

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transform

  1. first-person singular present indicative of transforma
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of transforma