1. transfigure. T ransform , convert mean to change one thing into another. T ransform suggests changing from one form, appearance, structure, or type to another: to transform soybeans into oil and meal by pressure. C onvert suggests so changing the characteristics as to change the use or purpose: to convert a barn into a house.
to alter or be altered radically in form, function, etc
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(transitive) to convert (one form of energy) to another form
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(transitive) (maths) to change the form of (an equation, expression, etc) by a mathematical transformation
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(transitive) to increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage) using a transformer
noun (ˈtrænsˌfɔːm)
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(maths) the result of a mathematical transformation, esp (of a matrix or an element of a group) another related to the given one by B=X–1AX for some appropriate X
mid-14c., from Old French transformer, from Latin transformare "change the shape or form of," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + formare "to form" (see form (v.)). Related: Transformed; transforming.