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ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃəntrans·for·ma·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transformation, transmutation, shift(noun)

    a qualitative change

  2. transformation(noun)

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

  3. transformation(noun)

    a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure

  4. transformation(noun)

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

  5. transformation, translation(noun)

    the act of changing in form or shape or appearance

    "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"


  1. transformation(Noun)

    The act of transforming or the state of being transformed.

  2. transformation(Noun)

    A marked change in appearance or character, especially one for the better.

  3. transformation(Noun)

    The replacement of the variables in an algebraic expression by their values in terms of another set of variables; a mapping of one space onto another or onto itself; a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system.

  4. transformation(Noun)

    A rule that systematically converts one syntactic form into another; a sentence derived by such a rule.

  5. transformation(Noun)

    The alteration of a bacterial cell caused by the transfer of DNA from another, especially if pathogenic.

  6. transformation(Noun)

    Ideologically driven government policy - becoming more conformant with socialist and African nationalist groupthink.

  7. Origin: transform + -at(e) + -ion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transformation(noun)

    the act of transforming, or the state of being transformed; change of form or condition

  2. Transformation(noun)

    any change in an organism which alters its general character and mode of life, as in the development of the germ into the embryo, the egg into the animal, the larva into the insect (metamorphosis), etc.; also, the change which the histological units of a tissue are prone to undergo. See Metamorphosis

  3. Transformation(noun)

    change of one from of material into another, as in assimilation; metabolism; metamorphosis

  4. Transformation(noun)

    the imagined possible or actual change of one metal into another; transmutation

  5. Transformation(noun)

    a change in disposition, heart, character, or the like; conversion

  6. Transformation(noun)

    the change, as of an equation or quantity, into another form without altering the value


  1. Transformation

    In molecular biology, transformation is genetic alteration of a cell resulting from the direct uptake, incorporation and expression of exogenous genetic material from its surroundings and taken up through the cell membrane. Transformation occurs naturally in some species of bacteria, but it can also be affected by artificial means in other cells. For transformation to happen, bacteria must be in a state of competence, which might occur as a time-limited response to environmental conditions such as starvation and cell density. Transformation is one of three processes by which exogenous genetic material may be introduced into a bacterial cell, the other two being conjugation and transduction. "Transformation" may also be used to describe the insertion of new genetic material into nonbacterial cells, including animal and plant cells; however, because "transformation" has a special meaning in relation to animal cells, indicating progression to a cancerous state, the term should be avoided for animal cells when describing introduction of exogenous genetic material. Introduction of foreign DNA into eukaryotic cells is often called "transfection".

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    Rank popularity for the word 'transformation' in Nouns Frequency: #1797

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transformation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transformation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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