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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.


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity

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

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