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transform

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French transformer, from Latin trans (across, preposition) + forma (form).

PronunciationEdit

  • Verb:
    • (UK) enPR: trănzfôm', tränzfôm'; IPA(key): /trænzˈfɔːm/, /trɑːnzˈfɔːm/
    • (US) enPR: trănzfôrm'
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  • Noun:
    • (UK) enPR: trănz'fôm, tränz'fôm; IPA(key): /ˈtrænzfɔːm/, /ˈtrɑːnzfɔːm/
    • (US) enPR: trănz'fôrm

VerbEdit

transform (third-person singular simple present transforms, present participle transforming, simple past and past participle transformed)

  1. (transitive) To change greatly the appearance or form of.
    The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
    • Shakespeare
      Love may transform me to an oyster.
    • 2012 March-April, Terrence J. Sejnowski, “Well-connected Brains”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 171: 
      Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work. The achievement will transform neuroscience and serve as the starting point for asking questions we could not otherwise have answered, […].
  2. (transitive) To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.
    • Bible, Romans xii. 2
      Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
  3. (transitive, mathematics) To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.
  4. (transitive, electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.
  5. (transitive, genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.
  6. (intransitive) To undergo a transformation.

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transform (plural transforms)

  1. (mathematics) the result of a transformation

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transform

  1. first-person singular present tense form of transforma.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of transforma.