- the act or process of transforming.
- the state of being transformed.
- change in form, appearance, nature, or character.
- Theater. a seemingly miraculous change in the appearance of scenery or actors in view of the audience.
- Logic. Also called transform. one of a set of algebraic formulas used to express the relations between elements, sets, etc., that form parts of a given system.
- Genetics. the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another resulting in a genetic change in the recipient cell.
- a wig or hairpiece for a woman.
Origin of transformation
Examples from the Web for transformational
In 1968, Ted Nugent was a lightning rod, a personification of transformational freedom.The GOP’s Real Ted Nugent Problem
February 22, 2014
Even now, a decision he viewed as practical resonates with women as transformational.Hillary Supporters Should Want to Complete Ferraro’s Unfinished Business
February 12, 2014
Cantor said he sees the election of de Blasio as the capstone of a transformational year for the progressive movement.Bill de Blasio Mayoral Win Signals Working Families Party Ascendancy
November 5, 2013
Rather, we must learn as we go, so that Senegal can be used as a model for transformational change at the grassroots level.U.K. Pledge on Female Genital Cutting Is a Milestone, Says Tostan’s Molly Melching
March 8, 2013
Obama campaigned as a transformational figure who wanted to move the country beyond the culture wars.Does the New Task Force Mean Obama Is Getting Serious on Gun Control?
December 19, 2012
Nursing as Caring is a transformational model for all arenas.Nursing as Caring
We have now to ask whether the facts of this transformational history are not capable of another explanation.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)
- a change or alteration, esp a radical one
- the act of transforming or the state of being transformed
- a change in position or direction of the reference axes in a coordinate system without an alteration in their relative angle
- an equivalent change in an expression or equation resulting from the substitution of one set of variables by another
- 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-particleCompare transition (def. 5)
- linguistics another word for transformational rule
- an apparently miraculous change in the appearance of a stage set
- (in South Africa) a national strategy aimed at attaining national unity, promoting reconciliation through negotiated settlement and non-racism
Word Origin and History for transformational
c.1400, from Old French transformation and directly from Latin transformationem (nominative transformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of transformare (see transform).
- The genetic alteration of a bacterial cell by introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus.
- The genetic alteration of a bacteria cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus. Plasmids, which contain extrachromosomal DNA, are used to transform bacteria in recombinant DNA research.
- The change undergone by an animal cell upon infection by a cancer-causing virus.