• (British) IPA: /tɹanzmjuːˈteɪʃn̩/


  1. (obsolete) Change, alteration.
  2. The conversion of one thing into something else; transformation.
  3. (alchemy) Specifically, the supposed transformation of one element into another, especially of a base metal into gold.
    • 1971, Keith Thomas (historian), Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 261:
      The transmutation of metals was secondary to the main aim, which was the spiritual transformation of the adept.
  4. (physics) The actual transformation of one element into another by a nuclear reaction.
  • Portuguese: transmutação

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