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Verb: transform  tran(t)s'form or trãnz'form
  1. Change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
    "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture";
    - transmute, transubstantiate
     
  2. Subject to a mathematical transformation
     
  3. Change in outward structure or looks
    "He transformed into a monster";
    - transmute, metamorphose
     
  4. Change from one form or medium into another
    "Braque transformed collage into oil";
    - translate
     
  5. (physics) convert (one form of energy) to another
    "transform energy to light"
     
  6. (biology) change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species
     
  7. (physics) increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

Derived forms: transformed, transforms, transforming

Type of: alter, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Transform, clipping, and lighting