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transfiguration

[ trans-fig-yuh-rey-shuhn, trans-fig- ]
/ ˌtræns fɪg yəˈreɪ ʃən, trænsˌfɪg- /
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noun
the act of transfiguring.
the state of being transfigured.
(initial capital letter) the supernatural and glorified change in the appearance of Jesus on the mountain. Matthew 17:1–9.
(initial capital letter) the church festival commemorating this, observed on August 6.
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Origin of transfiguration

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English Transfiguracion, from Latin trānsfigūrātiōn- (stem of trānsfigūrātiō ) “change of shape”; see origin at transfigure, -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for transfiguration (1 of 2)

transfiguration
/ (ˌtrænsfɪɡjʊˈreɪʃən) /

noun
the act or an instance of transfiguring or the state of being transfigured

British Dictionary definitions for transfiguration (2 of 2)

Transfiguration
/ (ˌtrænsfɪɡjʊˈreɪʃən) /

noun
New Testament the change in the appearance of Christ that took place before three disciples (Matthew 17:1–9)
the Church festival held in commemoration of this on Aug 6
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