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transformation

 
Noun transformation has 5 senses
  1. transformation, transmutation, shift - a qualitative change
    --1 is a kind of change, alteration, modification
    --1 has particulars:
     improvement, betterment, advance; population shift; pyrolysis; sea change; sublimation; tin pest, tin disease, tin plague; conversion, transition, changeover; degeneration, retrogression; strengthening; weakening
  2. transformation - (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
    --2 is a kind of
    function, mathematical function
    --2 has particulars: reflection; rotation; translation; affine transformation
    Derived form: verb transform1
  3. transformation - a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure
    --3 is a kind of
    grammatical rule, rule of grammar
  4. transformation - (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
    --4 is a kind of
    change of integrity
    Derived form: verb transform6
  5. transformation, translation - the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"
    --5 is a kind of change of integrity
    --5 has particulars:
     permutation; revision, alteration; transfiguration; transmogrification; metamorphosis
    Derived form: verb transform2
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