[verb trans-fawrm; noun trans-fawrm]
- to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.
- to change in condition, nature, or character; convert.
- to change into another substance; transmute.
- Mathematics. to change the form of (a figure, expression, etc.) without in general changing the value.
- Physics. to change into another form of energy.
- to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed.
Origin of transform
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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.
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Examples from the Web for transformed
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Even good, arresting visual art is transformed by its context.
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But the reproduction is of brief duration; and it is speedily effaced or transformed.De Libris: Prose and Verse
The spot is indeed a corner of Eden—a happy valley, to be transformed, alas!The Roof of France
Behind the features glowed a proud, fierce spirit that transformed them.The Leopard Woman
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How often has sorrow been transformed into joy by religious exercises!Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
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If a retired Cit could be transformed into a house, such is the house he would be.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
- to alter or be altered radically in form, function, etc
- (tr) to convert (one form of energy) to another form
- (tr) maths to change the form of (an equation, expression, etc) by a mathematical transformation
- (tr) to increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage) using a transformer
- 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 –1 AX for some appropriate X
C14: from Latin transformāre, from trans- + formāre to form
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Word Origin and History for transformed
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