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transpose

1transpose

transitive verb trans·pose \tran(t)s-ˈpōz\

: to change the position or order of (two things)

: to change (something) by giving it a different form, using it in a different place or situation, etc.

music : to write or perform (a piece of music) in a different key

trans·posedtrans·pos·ing

Full Definition of TRANSPOSE

1
:  to change in form or nature :  transform
2
:  to render into another language, style, or manner of expression :  translate
3
:  to transfer from one place or period to another :  shift
4
:  to change the relative place or normal order of :  alter the sequence of <transpose letters to change the spelling>
5
:  to write or perform (a musical composition) in a different key
6
:  to bring (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other with change of sign
trans·pos·able \-ˈpō-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of TRANSPOSE

  1. I must have accidentally transposed the numbers when I dialed his phone number.
  2. a story originally set in London that has been transposed to Paris for this film
  3. a melody transposed to the key of C

Origin of TRANSPOSE

Middle English, from Anglo-French transposer, from Latin transponere (perfect indicative transposui) to change the position of, from trans- + ponere to put, place — more at position
First Known Use: 14th century

2transpose

noun trans·pose \ˈtran(t)s-ˌpōz\

Definition of TRANSPOSE

:  a matrix formed from another matrix by interchanging the rows and columns

First Known Use of TRANSPOSE

1937

transpose

verb trans·pose \tran(t)s-ˈpōz\   (Medical Dictionary)
trans·posedtrans·pos·ing

Medical Definition of TRANSPOSE

transitive verb
:  to transfer from one place or period to another; specifically :  to subject to genetic transposition
intransitive verb
:  to undergo genetic transposition
trans·pos·able \-ˈpō-zə-bəl\ adjective

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