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transformation    : [tr,ænsfɚm'eʃən]
Transformation \Trans`for*ma"tion\, n. [L. transformatio: cf.
The act of transforming, or the state of being transformed;
change of form or condition. Specifically:
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(a) (Biol.) Any change in an organism which alters its
general character and mode of life, as in the development
of the germ into the embryo, the egg into the animal, the
larva into the insect (metamorphosis), etc.; also, the
change which the histological units of a tissue are prone
to undergo. See {Metamorphosis}.
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(b) (Physiol.) Change of one from of material into another,
as in assimilation; metabolism; metamorphosis.
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(c) (Alchemy) The imagined possible or actual change of one
metal into another; transmutation.
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(d) (Theol.) A change in disposition, heart, character, or
the like; conversion.
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(e) (Math.) The change, as of an equation or quantity, into
another form without altering the value.
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n 1: a qualitative change [synonym: {transformation},
{transmutation}, {shift}]
2: (mathematics) a function that changes the position or
direction of the axes of a coordinate system
3: a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure
into another related syntactic structure
4: (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake
and incorporation of exogenous DNA
5: the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a
photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional
surface" [synonym: {transformation}, {translation}]

122 Moby Thesaurus words for "transformation":
Fabianism, about-face, act drop, addition, alchemy, alteration,
approximation, asbestos, asbestos board, assimilation, assumption,
avatar, backdrop, batten, becoming, border, catabolism, catalysis,
change, change-over, changeover, cloth, consubstantiation,
conversion, coulisse, counterweight, curtain, curtain board,
cyclorama, decor, differentiation, displacement, division, drop,
drop curtain, equation, evolution, extrapolation, extremism,
fire curtain, flat, flip-flop, flipper, gradualism, growth,
hanging, heterotopia, integration, interpolation, inversion,
involution, lapse, meliorism, metabolism, metagenesis,
metamorphism, metamorphosis, metastasis, metathesis,
metempsychosis, modification, multiplication, mutant, mutated form,
mutation, naturalization, notation, passage, permutation, practice,
progress, progressivism, proportion, radical reform, radicalism,
rag, re-formation, reconversion, reduction, reform, reformation,
reformism, regeneration, reincarnation, resolution, reversal,
revisionism, revolution, scene, scenery, screen, shift, side scene,
sport, stage screw, subtraction, switch, switch-over, tab, tableau,
teaser, tormentor, transanimation, transfiguration,
transfigurement, transformation scene, transformism, transit,
transition, translation, translocation, transmigration,
transmogrification, transmutation, transposition,
transubstantiation, turning into, utopianism, volte-face, wing,
wingcut, woodcut

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  • TRANSFORMATION | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    transformation definition: 1 a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved: 2 a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone: 3
  • Transformation definition and meaning | Collins English . . .
    Definition of transformation from the Collins English Dictionary Verbal nouns The verbal noun is the -ing form, i e the present participle of the verb, used as a noun
  • TRANSFORMATION | definition in the Cambridge English . . .
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    1 a word, idiom, or feature of the English language occurring in or borrowed by another language 2 U S a Briticism 3 any manner, idea, or custom typical of the English people
  • Transformation - Definition for English-Language Learners . . .
    Learner's definition of TRANSFORMATION : a complete or major change in someone's or something's appearance, form, etc [count] His appearance has undergone a complete transformation [=his appearance has changed completely] The building underwent various transformations over the years the character's inner transformation
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    belonging or relating to, or spoken or written in, the English language: a high-school English class; an English translation of a Spanish novel noun the people of England collectively, especially as distinguished from the Scots, Welsh, and Irish
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