to change into another substance; transmute.
to increase or decrease (the voltage and current characteristics of an alternating-current circuit), as by means of a transformer.
to decrease (the voltage and current characteristics of a direct-current circuit), as by means of a transformer.
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.
- trans·form·a·ble, adjective
- trans·form·a·tive, adjective
- in·ter·trans·form·a·ble, adjective
- non·trans·form·ing, adjective
- re·trans·form, verb (used with object)
- self-trans·formed, adjective
- un·trans·form·a·ble, adjective
- un·trans·formed, adjective
- un·trans·form·ing, adjective
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How to use transform in a sentence
Then, we can decode its main frequencies using the mathematical wizardry of the Fourier transform.Scientists Have Traced Earth’s Path Through the Galaxy via Tiny Crystals Found in the Crust | Chris Kirkland | August 25, 2022 | Singularity Hub
The number of people messing with Texas will mean that Texas will transform into a place like other places.
And of those who transform themselves into masters and believe themselves superior to others, rather than at their service.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s' | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The end of the embargo and resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba could transform Major League Baseball.Is Major League Baseball Ready For Cuba’s Players? | Ben Jacobs | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Phil Hoffman had to transform himself into Truman Capote while Julia Roberts won for being brassy in Erin Brockovich.Exclusive: Aaron Sorkin Thinks Male Film Roles Have Bigger ‘Degree of Difficulty’ Than Female Ones | William Boot | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The “stretched” cabins in new 737s and A320s transform their economics.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room | Clive Irving | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He made me think of an old time magician more than anything, and I felt that with a touch of his wand he could transform us all.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
I begin reading it through: to diminish popular respect for government servants and to transform them.Marguerite | Anatole France
I'll dream over it tonight, so in the morning I shall have made up my79 mind how to transform you.The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
Nothing I transform ever gets back to its former shape again, so these fish-balls can never more be pebbles.The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
She could kill with a glance, turn the course of rivers, and transform herself into any form at will.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for transform
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
- transformable, adjective
- transformative, adjective
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