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Noun: transformation  ,tranz-fu(r)'mey-shun or ,tran(t)s-for'mey-shun
  1. A qualitative change
    - transmutation, shift
  2. (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
  3. A rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure
  4. (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
  5. The act of changing in form, shape or appearance
    "a photograph is a transformation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface";
    - translation

Derived forms: transformations

Type of: alteration, change, change of integrity, function, grammatical rule, map, mapping, mathematical function, modification, rule of grammar, single-valued function

Encyclopedia: Transformation, genetic