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English noun: transpose

1. transpose (group) a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix

Broader (hypernym)matrix

English verb: transpose

1. transpose (change) change the order or arrangement of

SamplesDyslexics often transpose letters in a word.

Synonymscommute, permute

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn

Narrower (hyponym)map, represent

2. transpose (change) transfer from one place or period to another

SamplesThe ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America.

Synonymstransfer, transplant

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)shift

3. transpose (change) cause to change places

SamplesInterchange this screw for one of a smaller size.

Synonymscounterchange, interchange

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

4. transpose (motion) transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)shift, transfer

5. transpose (creation) put (a piece of music) into another key

ExamplesDid he transpose his major works over a short period of time?

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set

Domain categorymusic

6. transpose (change) exchange positions without a change in value

SamplesThese operators commute with each other.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)change

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

7. transpose (change) change key

SamplesCan you transpose this fugue into G major?.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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