# transform

- to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.
- to change in condition, nature, or character; convert.
- to change into another substance; transmute.
- Electricity.
- 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.

- Mathematics.
- a mathematical quantity obtained from a given quantity by an algebraic, geometric, or functional transformation.
- the transformation itself.

- the result of a transformation.
- a transformation.
- Logic. transformation(def 5).
- Linguistics. a structure derived by a transformation.

## Origin of transform

## Synonyms for transform

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com## Related Words for transforming

mutate, convert, transfer, revolutionize, revamp, remodel, reconstruct, translate, mold, alter, transmute, doctor, transpose, renew, metamorphose, switch, commute, transmogrify, cook, transfigure## Examples from the Web for transforming

### Contemporary Examples of transforming

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 ReformsRula Jebreal

September 15, 2014

Day by day, the National Football League is transforming into less of a sport and more of a full-time damage control operation.

### Historical Examples of transforming

Finally they asked him to show them some of his transforming arts.

The Chinese Fairy BookVarious

Many were their cares, too, in transforming the old pavilion into a farm.

FruitfulnessEmile Zola

It is a question of nothing less than of transforming him into furnished lodgings.

The Industries of AnimalsFrdric Houssay

The dirty cot, the dirty cell, the dirty floor, a point of view was transforming.

The Paliser caseEdgar Saltus

The Smith was compelled to try his hand at transforming the seigneur.

Russian Fairy TalesW. R. S. Ralston

## 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