1trans·fer verb \tran(t)s-ˈfər, ˈtran(t)s-ˌ\
: to make over the possession or control of : convey
: to print or otherwise copy from one surface to another by contact
: to move to a different place, region, or situation; especially : to withdraw from one educational institution to enroll at another
Examples of TRANSFER
- We transferred the baby's car seat to the other car.
- The patient was transferred to a different hospital.
- transfer data on the hard drive to a disk
- He transferred my call to another line.
- The virus is transferred by mosquitoes.
- He transferred control of the company to his son.
- She was able to transfer her organizational skills to her new job.
- Her skills transferred well to her new job.
Origin of TRANSFER
Middle English transferren,
from Anglo-French transferrer,
from Latin transferre,
to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: 14th century
2trans·fer noun \ˈtran(t)s-ˌfər\
: an act or process of moving someone or something from one place to another
: a process by which one method, system, etc., is replaced by another
: the act or process of giving the property or rights of one person to another person
a : conveyance of right, title, or interest in real or personal property from one person to another
b : removal or acquisition of property by mere delivery with intent to transfer title
a : an act, process, or instance of transferring : transference 2
b : the carryover or generalization of learned responses from one type of situation to another
: one that transfers or is transferred; especially : a graphic image transferred by contact from one surface to another
: a place where a transfer is made (as of trains to ferries or as where one form of power is changed to another)
: a ticket entitling a passenger on a public conveyance to continue the trip on another route
Examples of TRANSFER
- We switched to another car, and the transfer only took a few minutes.
- They arranged for a transfer of the prisoner to a different prison.
- a material that reduces heat transfer
- speeding up data transfer between computers
- We are doing everything possible to ensure a smooth transfer to the new system.
- a transfer by deed or will
- a transfer to the home office
- My overseas transfer has been approved.
First Known Use of TRANSFER
trans·fer noun \ˈtran(t)s-ˌfər\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the carryover or generalization of learned responses from one type of situation to another—see negative transfer
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