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transformation

[ trans-fer-mey-shuhn ]
/ ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃən /
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noun
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Origin of transformation

1400–50; late Middle English <Late Latin trānsfōrmātiōn- (stem of trānsfōrmātiō) change of shape. See trans-, formation

OTHER WORDS FROM transformation

trans·for·ma·tion·al, adjectivenon·trans·for·ma·tion, nounre·trans·for·ma·tion, nounself-trans·for·ma·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transformation

transformation
/ (ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of transformation

transformational, adjective
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Scientific definitions for transformation

transformation
[ trăns′fər-māshən ]

The genetic alteration of a bacteria cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus. Plasmids, which contain extrachromosomal DNA, are used to transform bacteria in recombinant DNA research.
The change undergone by an animal cell upon infection by a cancer-causing virus.
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