transformational

adjective
trans·​for·​ma·​tion·​al | \ ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shnəl, -fȯr-, -shə-nᵊl\

Definition of transformational 

: of, relating to, characterized by, or concerned with transformation and especially linguistic transformation

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transformationally adverb

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Trumbull now wanted to do something equally transformational and immersive. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of the Lost Sci-Fi Movie "Brainstorm," Natalie Wood’s Last Film," 21 Dec. 2018 The investments and the job guarantee take the GND out of the realm of environmental policy and move it into the realm of transformational economic policy. David Roberts, Vox, "The Green New Deal, explained," 21 Dec. 2018 Landing a transformational player is obviously a lot harder than clearing some cap space. Manny Navarro, miamiherald, "Heat Check mailbag: After missing out on LaVine could Tyler Johnson be a fit for Kings?," 9 July 2018 In response to the aftermath of recent Olympics, the IOC has scaled back from promoting the myth of the Olympics as a transformational event that can reshape a city. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Olympics try more city-friendly bid process: Will it work?," 8 Oct. 2018 The second may be even more transformational: a 270-unit building near Minna and 5th streets in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, half of which will be affordable housing. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Coliving scales up with larger buildings, and bigger ambitions," 31 Oct. 2018 It's been a really transitional, transformational year for me. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Lauren Jauregui Wants to Show You the Real Her," 25 Oct. 2018 This group of tame foxes, along with a second group bred for their aggression, have been transformational in our understanding of domestication. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Friendly fox genomes help us understand the genetics of behavior," 11 Aug. 2018 WEBINAR Learn from a leadership coach Join transformational leadership coach Heather Williamson for a 45-minute webinar to learn how to get your employees to embrace change instead of fearing it. Margeaux Sippell, BostonGlobe.com, "Business agenda," 30 May 2018

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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