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Verb: transpose  tran'spowz
  1. Change the order or arrangement of
    "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word";
    - permute, commute
  2. Change the setting from one place or period to another
    "The ancient Greek story was transposed into Modern America";
    - transfer, transplant
  3. Cause to change places
    "transpose this screw for one of a smaller size";
    - counterchange, interchange
  4. Transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
  5. (music) put (a piece of music) into another key
  6. (mathematics) exchange positions without a change in value
    "These operators transpose with each other";
    - commute
  7. Change key
    "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
Noun: transpose  tran'spowz
  1. A matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix

Derived forms: transposed, transposes, transposing

Type of: alter, arrange, change, change by reversal, matrix, modify, reverse, set, shift, transfer, turn

Encyclopedia: Transpose