Nearby words

  1. transfd.,
  2. transfect,
  3. transfection,
  4. transfeminine,
  5. transfeminism,
  6. transfer agent,
  7. transfer characteristic,
  8. transfer company,
  9. transfer factor,
  10. transfer fee

Origin of transfer

1350–1400; Middle English transferren (v.) < Latin trānsferre, equivalent to trāns- trans- + ferre to bear1, carry

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British Dictionary definitions for transfer

transfer

verb (trænsˈfɜː) -fers, -ferring or -ferred

noun (ˈtrænsfɜː)

Derived Formstransferable or transferrable, adjectivetransferability, noun

Word Origin for transfer

C14: from Latin transferre, from trans- + ferre to carry

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Word Origin and History for transfer
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Medicine definitions for transfer

transfer

[ trănsfər ]

n.

The conveyance or removal of something from one place to another.
A condition in which learning in one situation influences learning in another situation. It may be positive, as when learning one behavior facilitates the learning of something else, or negative, as when one habit interferes with the acquisition of a later one.
Related formstrans•fer (trăns-fûr, trănsfər) v.


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