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transformation

noun trans·for·ma·tion \ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shən, -fr-\

: a complete or major change in someone's or something's appearance, form, etc.

Full Definition of TRANSFORMATION

1
:  an act, process, or instance of transforming or being transformed
2
:  false hair worn especially by a woman to replace or supplement natural hair
3
a (1) :  the operation of changing (as by rotation or mapping) one configuration or expression into another in accordance with a mathematical rule; especially :  a change of variables or coordinates in which a function of new variables or coordinates is substituted for each original variable or coordinate (2) :  the formula that effects a transformation
b :  function 5a
c :  an operation that converts (as by insertion, deletion, or permutation) one grammatical string (as a sentence) into another; also :  a formal statement of such an operation
4
:  genetic modification of a bacterium by incorporation of free DNA from another bacterial cell; also :  genetic modification of a cell by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA

Examples of TRANSFORMATION

  1. The building underwent various transformations over the years.
  2. <a raven-haired starlet who underwent an attention-getting transformation and showed up at the awards ceremony as a blonde>

First Known Use of TRANSFORMATION

15th century

Rhymes with TRANSFORMATION

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constipation, consultation, consummation, contemplation, conurbation, conversation, convocation, copulation, coronation, corporation, correlation, corrugation, crenellation, crop rotation, culmination, cultivation, cumulation, cybernation, decimation, declamation, declaration, declination, decoration, dedication, defamation, defecation, deformation, degradation, dehydration, delectation, delegation, demarcation, demonstration, denigration, denotation, depilation, deportation, depravation, depredation, deputation, derivation, derogation, desecration, designation, desolation, desperation, destination, detestation, detonation, devastation, deviation, dislocation, dispensation, disputation, dissertation, dissipation, distillation, divination, domination, education, elevation, elongation, emanation, embarkation, embrocation, emendation, emigration, emulation, enervation, escalation, estimation, evocation, exaltation, excavation, excitation, exclamation, exculpation, execration, exhalation, exhortation, exhumation, expectation, expiation, expiration, explanation, explication, exploitation, exploration, exportation, expurgation, extirpation, exultation, fabrication, fascination, federation, fenestration, fermentation, fibrillation, figuration, filling station, fire station, flagellation, fluoridation, fluctuation, forestation, formulation, fornication, fragmentation, fulmination, fumigation, gene mutation, generation, germination, glaciation, graduation, granulation, gravitation, habitation, hesitation, hibernation, hyphenation, ideation, imitation, immigration, immolation, implantation, implication, importation, imprecation, imputation, incantation, incarnation, inclination, incrustation, incubation, indentation, indication, indignation, infestation, infiltration, inflammation, information, inhalation, innovation, inspiration, installation, instigation, insulation, integration, intimation, intonation, inundation, invitation, invocation, irrigation, irritation, iteration, jubilation, laceration, lamentation, lamination, legislation, levitation, liberation, limitation, lineation, liquidation, litigation, lubrication, lucubration, maceration, machination, malformation, masturbation, maturation, mediation, medication, meditation, melioration, menstruation, ministration, mitigation, moderation, modulation, molestation, motivation, mutilation, navigation, nomination, obfuscation, objurgation, obligation, observation, occupation, operation, orchestration, ordination, oscillation, osculation, ostentation, ovulation, oxidation, pagination, palpitation, penetration, percolation, perforation, permeation, permutation, perpetration, perspiration, perturbation, pigmentation, pixilation, police station, pollination, population, postulation, power station, predication, preparation, presentation, preservation, proclamation, procreation, profanation, prolongation, promulgation, propagation, prorogation, protestation, provocation, publication, punctuation, radiation, recantation, recitation, reclamation, re-creation, recreation, reformation, refutation, registration, regulation, rehydration, relaxation, relocation, renovation, reparation, replication, reprobation, reputation, reservation, resignation, respiration, restoration, retardation, revelation, revocation, ruination, rumination, rustication, salutation, sanitation, saturation, segmentation, segregation, separation, sequestration, service station, sexploitation, simulation, situation, speciation, speculation, spoliation, stimulation, stipulation, strangulation, structuration, stylization, subjugation, sublimation, suffocation, syncopation, syndication, tabulation, termination, T formation, titillation, toleration, transfer station, translocation, transmigration, transmutation, transpiration, transplantation, transportation, trepidation, tribulation, ulceration, ululation, undulation, urination, vaccination, vacillation, validation, valuation, variation, vegetation, veneration, ventilation, vindication, violation, visitation, weather station
TRANSFORMATION Defined for Kids

transformation

noun trans·for·ma·tion \ˌtrans-fər-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of TRANSFORMATION for Kids

:  the act or process of changing completely :  a complete change
Medical Dictionary

transformation

noun trans·for·ma·tion \ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shən, -fr-\

Medical Definition of TRANSFORMATION

1
:  an act, process, or instance of transforming or being transformed—see malignant transformation
2
a :  genetic modification of a bacterium by incorporation of free DNA from another ruptured bacterial cell—compare transduction 2 b :  genetic modification of a cell by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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