English Online Dictionary. What means transformation? What does transformation mean?
Borrowed from Middle French, from Ecclesiastical Latin trānsfōrmātiō. Morphologically transform + -ation
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌtɹæns.fə(ɹ)ˈmeɪ.ʃən/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌtɹæns.fɔɹˈmeɪ.ʃən/, /ˌtɹæns.fɚˈmeɪ.ʃən/
- Hyphenation: trans‧for‧ma‧tion
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
transformation (countable and uncountable, plural transformations)
- The act of transforming or the state of being transformed.
- A marked change in appearance or character, especially one for the better.
- (mathematics) 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.
- (linguistics) A rule that systematically converts one syntactic form into another; a sentence derived by such a rule.
- (genetics) The alteration of a bacterial cell caused by the transfer of DNA from another, especially if pathogenic.
- (politics, South Africa) The transition from the apartheid era to a multiracial democracy in South Africa.
Borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin trānsfōrmātiōnem, from Latin trānsfōrmō.
- IPA(key): /tʁɑ̃s.fɔʁ.ma.sjɔ̃/
transformation f (plural transformations)
- (rugby) conversion
- transformation de Fourier
- transformer (verb)
- “transformation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- transformation in Svensk ordbok (SO)
- transformation in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)