verb (used with object), trans·posed, trans·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), trans·posed, trans·pos·ing.
Origin of transpose
Synonyms for transpose
Related Words for transposetransmute, render, backtrack, move, commute, substitute, interchange, inverse, transfer, invert, transform, flip-flop, relocate, translate, alter, exchange, metamorphose, rearrange, transmogrify, put
Examples from the Web for transpose
Contemporary Examples of transpose
These discs, titled Miracle, transpose the invisible concept of ālaya into a tangible object.Mariko Mori Rebirth at the Japan Society
October 10, 2013
Historical Examples of transpose
Transpose it into platinum or uranium—anything good and heavy.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
See whether you can transpose these suggestions into the terms of your problem.
Substitute Roman figures for the Arabic numerals, and transpose the letters.Chatterbox, 1906
But I can transpose to any of the copies of my portrait, anywhere.The Gallery
Roger Phillips Graham
To transpose a quantity from one side of an equation to another is to place it across.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
- to play (notes, music, etc) in a different key from that originally intended
- to move (a note or series of notes) upwards or downwards in pitch
Word Origin for transpose
late 14c., from Old French transposer (14c.), from Latin transponere (past participle transpositus) "to place over," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + ponere "to put, place" (see position). Form altered in French on model of poser "to put, place." Sense of "put music in a different key" is from c.1600. Related: Transposed; transposing.