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transform

[ verb trans-fawrm; noun trans-fawrm ]
/ verb trænsˈfɔrm; noun ˈtræns fɔrm /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed.

noun

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Origin of transform

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English transformen, from Latin trānsfōrmāre “to change in shape”; see trans-, form
1. Transform , convert mean to change one thing into another. Transform suggests changing from one form, appearance, structure, or type to another: to transform soybeans into oil and meal by pressure. Convert suggests so changing the characteristics as to change the use or purpose: to convert a barn into a house.
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British Dictionary definitions for transform

transform

verb (trænsˈfɔːm)

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

noun (ˈtrænsˌfɔːm)

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, adjectivetransformative, adjective
C14: from Latin transformāre, from trans- + formāre to form
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