[trans-fer-mey-shuh n] /ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃən/
the act or process of transforming.
the state of being transformed.
change in form, appearance, nature, or character.
Theater. a seemingly miraculous change in the appearance of scenery or actors in view of the audience.
Logic.. Also called transform. one of a set of algebraic formulas used to express the relations between elements, sets, etc., that form parts of a given system.
the act, process, or result of transforming or mapping.
function (def 4a).
the process by which deep structures are converted into surface structures using transformational rules.
Genetics. the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another resulting in a genetic change in the recipient cell.
a wig or hairpiece for a woman.
a change or alteration, esp a radical one
the act of transforming or the state of being transformed
a change in position or direction of the reference axes in a coordinate system without an alteration in their relative angle
an equivalent change in an expression or equation resulting from the substitution of one set of variables by another
(physics) a change in an atomic nucleus to a different nuclide as the result of the emission of either an alpha-particle or a beta-particle Compare transition (sense 5)
(linguistics) another word for transformational rule
an apparently miraculous change in the appearance of a stage set
(in South Africa) a national strategy aimed at attaining national unity, promoting reconciliation through negotiated settlement and non-racism
transformation trans·for·ma·tion (trāns’fər-mā’shən, -fôr-)
The genetic alteration of a bacterial cell by introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus.
The genetic alteration of a bacteria cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus. Plasmids, which contain extrachromosomal DNA, are used to transform bacteria in recombinant DNA research.
The change undergone by an animal cell upon infection by a cancer-causing virus.
verb (used with object) 1. to act or behave toward (a person) in some specified way: to treat someone with respect. 2. to consider or regard in a specified way, and deal with accordingly: to treat a matter as unimportant. 3. to deal with (a disease, patient, etc.) in order to relieve or cure. 4. […]
noun 1. an act or manner of treating. 2. action or behavior toward a person, animal, etc. 3. management in the application of medicines, surgery, etc. 4. literary or artistic handling, especially with reference to style. 5. subjection to some agent or action. 6. Movies, Television. a preliminary outline of a film or teleplay laying […]
- Self-treatment movement
noun a phenomenon whereby people with minor ailments or injuries attempt to treat themselves with selected foods and over-the-counter medicine, often combined with reading literature which guides them in doing this; also called self-medication movement Usage Note medicine
noun 1. reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence. 2. confident expectation of something; hope. 3. confidence in the certainty of future payment for property or goods received; credit: to sell merchandise on trust. 4. a person on whom or thing on which one relies: God is my […]