[ verb trans-fawrm; noun trans-fawrm ]
/ verb trænsˈfɔrm; noun ˈtræns fɔrm /
verb (used with object)
to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.
to change in condition, nature, or character; convert.
to change into another substance; transmute.
Mathematics. to change the form of (a figure, expression, etc.) without in general changing the value.
Physics. to change into another form of energy.
verb (used without object)
to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed.
Words nearby transform
Origin of transform
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM transform
trans·form·a·ble, adjectivetrans·form·a·tive, adjectivein·ter·trans·form·a·ble, adjectivenon·trans·form·ing, adjective
re·trans·form, verb (used with object)self-trans·formed, adjectiveun·trans·form·a·ble, adjectiveun·trans·form·a·tive, adjectiveun·trans·formed, adjectiveun·trans·form·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for transformable
Energy is convertible into other forms of energy, but heat, light, and electricity are not transformable into primary force.The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
Electricity is transformable into magnetism; and, reciprocally, magnetism may change into electricity, into light.The Arena|Various
British Dictionary definitions for transformable
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
Derived forms of transformtransformable, adjectivetransformative, adjective
Word Origin for transform
C14: from Latin transformāre, from trans- + formāre to form
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