transform
Pronunciation
  • Verb:
    • (British) enPR trănzfômʹ; IPA: /tɹænzˈfɔːm/, /tɹɑːnzˈfɔːm/
    • (America) enPR: trănzfôrmʹ; IPA: /tɹænzˈfɔɹm/
  • Noun:
    • (British) enPR trănzʹfôm; IPA: /ˈtɹænzfɔːm/, /ˈtɹɑːnzfɔːm/
    • (America) enPR: trănzʹfôrm; IPA: /ˈtɹænzfɔɹm/
Verb

transform (transforms, present participle transforming; past and past participle transformed)

  1. (transitive) To change greatly the appearance or form of.
    The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
    • RQ
  2. (transitive) To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Romans 12:2 ↗:
      Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
  3. (transitive, mathematics) To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.
  4. (transitive, electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.
  5. (transitive, genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.
  6. (intransitive) To undergo a transformation; to change in appearance or character.
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transform (plural transforms)

  1. (mathematics) the result of a transformation
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