transform

[verb trans-fawrm; noun trans-fawrm]

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed.

noun


Nearby words

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

Origin of transform

1300–50; Middle English transformen < Latin trānsfōrmāre to change in shape. See trans-, form

SYNONYMS FOR transform
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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British Dictionary definitions for transform

transform

verb (trænsˈfɔːm)

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

noun (ˈtrænsˌfɔːm)

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
Derived Formstransformable, adjectivetransformative, adjective

Word Origin for transform

C14: from Latin transformāre, from trans- + formāre to form

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Word Origin and History for transform

transform

v.

mid-14c., from Old French transformer, from Latin transformare "change the shape or form of," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + formare "to form" (see form (v.)). Related: Transformed; transforming.

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