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English noun: transformation

1. transformation (event) a qualitative change


Synonymsshift, transmutation


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)advance, betterment, changeover, conversion, degeneration, improvement, population shift, pyrolysis, retrogression, sea change, strengthening, sublimation, tin disease, tin pest, tin plague, transition, weakening

2. transformation (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system


Broader (hypernym)function, map, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function


Narrower (hyponym)affine transformation, reflection, rotation, translation


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

3. transformation (communication) a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure


Broader (hypernym)grammatical rule, rule of grammar

4. transformation (act) (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

5. transformation (act) the act of changing in form or shape or appearance


SamplesA photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface.


Synonymstranslation


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)alteration, metamorphosis, permutation, revision, transfiguration, transmogrification









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