transformation

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trans·for·ma·tion

noun \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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vindication, violation, visitation, weather station

trans·for·ma·tion

noun \ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shən, -fr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

transformation

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In mathematics, a rule for changing a geometric figure or algebraic expression into another, usually accompanied by a rule for transforming it back. In geometry and topology, a transformation (e.g., flipping horizontally or vertically, rotating, or stretching vertically or horizontally) moves each point in a figure or graph to another position. A graph also undergoes a transformation when its coordinate system is changed. For example, the equations that establish a correspondence between the rectangular and polar coordinate systems constitute a transformation. In analysis, a transformation is a procedure that changes one function into another. Of special interest in many fields of mathematics are transformations forming a group, in which any two transformations applied successively produce the same result as another transformation in the group and each transformation has an inverse transformation (which undoes it) in the group. See also group theory, integral transform, linear transformation.

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