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
For the Brogpas, transforming into a tourist attraction may offer their community a way to generate much-needed income.
In this understanding, art is like a medicine or a toxin, transforming its audience for good or ill.
First, it turns out that when it comes to transforming light into electricity, will can be more important than natural resources.
Local policy issues in Muslim countries are transforming into US and European national security threats.To Beat ISIS, the Arab World Must Promote Political and Religious Reforms | Rula Jebreal | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Day by day, the National Football League is transforming into less of a sport and more of a full-time damage control operation.How Could the NFL Not Know About the Brutal Second Ray Rice Tape? | Robert Silverman | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lime salts also possess the power of transforming renninogen into the active ferment.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Classical literature contains only a few short notices of that religion which was transforming the age.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
But, returning to western traditions, there is a way of counteracting the elves' transforming magic.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
For these reasons, and because of its transforming influence, we denominated it the principle of discipleship.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II | Francis Augustus Cox
Yet, even in France, the task of transforming medicine into a natural and exact science is far from being a fait accompli.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
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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