transformation

[ trans-fer-mey-shuh n ]
/ ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃən /

noun


Nearby words

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

Origin of transformation

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

Related formstrans·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 Formstransformational, adjective

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Word Origin and History for transformation

transformation

n.

c.1400, from Old French transformation and directly from Latin transformationem (nominative transformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of transformare (see transform).

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Medicine definitions for transformation

transformation

[ trăns′fər-māshən ]

n.

metamorphosis
The genetic alteration of a bacterial cell by introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus.

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Science 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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