HyperDic: transformation

English > 5 senses of the word transformation:
NOUNeventtransformation, transmutation, shifta qualitative change
relationtransformation(mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
communicationtransformationa rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure
acttransformation(genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
acttransformation, translationthe act of changing in form or shape / shape / shape or appearance
transformation > pronunciation
Soundstrae.nsfermey'shahn
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English > transformation: 5 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA qualitative change.
Synonymstransmutation, shift
Narrowerconversion, transition, changeoverAn event that results in a transformation
degeneration, retrogressionPassing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
improvement, betterment, advanceA change for the better
population shiftA change in the relative numbers of the different groups of individuals making up a population
pyrolysistransformation of a substance produced by the action of heat
sea changeA profound transformation
strengtheningBecoming stronger
sublimation(chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
tin pest, tin disease, tin plagueThe transformation of ordinary white tin into powdery grey tin at very cold temperatures
weakeningBecoming weaker
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishalteración, cambio, conver, modificación, mutación, transformación, transmutación
Catalantransformació
English > transformation: 5 senses > noun 2, relation
Meaning(mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system.
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Narroweraffine transformation(mathematics) a transformation that is a combination of single transformations such as translation or rotation or reflection on an axis
reflection(mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed
rotation(mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
translation(mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same
Broaderfunction, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping(mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
Spanishtransformación
Catalantransformació
Verbstransformsubject to a mathematical transformation
English > transformation: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure.
Broadergrammatical rule, rule of grammarA linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances
English > transformation: 5 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA.
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanishtransformación
Verbstransformchange (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species
English > transformation: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of changing in form or shape / shape / shape or appearance.
Synonymtranslation
NarrowermetamorphosisA complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft
permutationcomplete change in character or condition
revision, alterationThe act of revising / revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
transfigurationThe act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify
transmogrificationThe act of changing into a different form or appearance (especially a fantastic or grotesque one)
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanishtransformación
Catalantraducció, transformació
Verbstransformchange or alter in form, appearance, or nature

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