transformation

[trans-fer-mey-shuh n]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. transfix,
  2. transfixion,
  3. transfixion suture,
  4. transform,
  5. transform fault,
  6. transformation point,
  7. transformation range,
  8. transformational,
  9. transformational grammar,
  10. transformational rule

Origin of transformation

1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin trānsfōrmātiōn- (stem of trānsfōrmātiō) change of shape. See trans-, formation

Related formstrans·for·ma·tion·al, adjectivenon·trans·for·ma·tion, nounre·trans·for·ma·tion, nounself-trans·for·ma·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for self-transformation

transformation

noun

a change or alteration, esp a radical one
the act of transforming or the state of being transformed
maths
  1. a change in position or direction of the reference axes in a coordinate system without an alteration in their relative angle
  2. 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
Derived Formstransformational, adjective

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Word Origin and History for self-transformation

transformation

n.

c.1400, from Old French transformation and directly from Latin transformationem (nominative transformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of transformare (see transform).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for self-transformation

transformation

[trăns′fər-māshən]

n.

metamorphosis
The genetic alteration of a bacterial cell by introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus.

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Science definitions for self-transformation

transformation

[trăns′fər-māshən]

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.
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