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1Make a marked change in the form, nature, or appearance of.‘lasers have transformed cardiac surgery’‘he wanted to transform himself into a successful businessman’
- ‘Voluntary effort can transform the appearance of an area and increase the respect that people have for their environment.’
- ‘As we affect and transform nature, so we are affected and transformed by nature.’
- ‘The history of human progress is the history of humankind taking things from nature, and transforming nature for its own benefit.’
- ‘The promise of eventual membership has transformed the nature of countries as diverse as Poland, Turkey and Romania.’
- ‘News of the Revolution of July 1830 in Paris transformed the nature of these mountain protests.’
- ‘By varying color palettes, patterns and fabrics slipcovers can stylishly transform the appearance of any space.’
- ‘The hope is that the new material will transform the interior appearance of concrete buildings by making them feel light and airy rather than dark and heavy.’
- ‘We yearn for the simple life, thinking that being closer to nature will transform us into spiritual, earth-preserving people.’
- ‘There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America - a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat.’
- ‘They transformed the appearances of a number of lucky shoppers who had won makeovers and new wardrobes.’
- ‘Ending war means essentially transforming the nature of the arms export industry.’
- ‘To fashion historians, he's the man who transformed male appearance in the 20th century.’
- ‘Consider it a free accessory, that can complete your appearance and transform your look from night to day.’
- ‘Program One was about that, and the ways in which that's transforming the nature of war.’
- ‘The phenomenon is transforming the nature of technology service, an industry long infamous for being impersonal.’
- ‘That will help to transform many GP surgeries up and down the country.’
- ‘His physical appearance transforms a strong performance into a memorable one.’
- ‘Cosmetic surgery can easily transform an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan, so it is being put to a new use - that is, to create ‘man-made beauty’.’
- ‘Those magic little wands can transform your appearance, giving your eyes a bright, wide-awake look, regardless of whether the rest of your face is au naturel or made up to perfection.’
- ‘She certainly appears to have transformed the attitude of managers and staff, as well as that of her colleagues on the council.’
- 1.1no object Undergo a marked change.‘a wry cynicism rapidly transforms into an overwhelming sense of sourness’
- ‘Then, personal passion or stress is purified and transformed into unselfish compassion.’
- ‘At the end of that movie we find him transformed into adult, at last ready to try to make a difference.’
- ‘It concludes with how the tenants react to the accident, and how their noise transforms into music.’
- ‘The short film focuses on a businessman who transforms into a drag queen at night.’
- ‘In that single moment Susan transformed into a professional gearing up to draw and hold the attention of thousands of viewers.’
- ‘The Witch is pulled out of the oven, transformed into a big cake.’
- ‘And then, as I get older, it transforms into something else.’
- ‘Hence, a trip to the cinema transforms into a full-day activity for the family.’
- ‘A street protest in Washington D.C. transforms into a no-gluten, soy-cheese, all veggie pizza party.’
- ‘Gradually this captivating dancer transformed into multiple savage creatures.’
- ‘It ought to be a little bit gratifying: Boring, beige-wearing mom transforms into wild rock chick - that's good stuff right there.’
- ‘She adjusts her breasts and runs her hand over her hair, as she transforms into her character.’
- ‘This passage explicitly thematizes the way human temporality is experienced as some form of spatial movement - how space transforms into time.’
- ‘Somehow she transforms into a siren who transfixes the beasts, literally in the middle of a brawl.’
- ‘The neglected garden in the back yard was, in a moment, transformed into a junkyard of shattered masonry.’
- ‘Staff say the scheme is already proving a success with one troubled child now transformed into a model pupil who has won school awards.’
- ‘Just immerse in the world of music, it transforms into a medicine for both physical and mental ailments.’
- ‘The objects have been carefully arranged, lovingly transformed into what he calls reality art.’
- ‘The threats of the past have transformed into agreements of economic, cultural and scientific cooperation.’
- ‘It was a coming of age, a place where boys transformed into men.’
- 1.2 Change the voltage of (an electric current).
- ‘There the signal is passed through the skin to the implant, which transforms the signal to electrical pulses.’
- ‘Those receive their 11,000 volt current underground and then transform it to a voltage suitable for the domestic consumers in just one or two roads or streets.’
- ‘I used a power stepper to transform the frequency and also to down the voltage from 240v to 110v.’
- ‘A ½ x ½ inch ceramic battery can transform body heat into electrical power.’
- ‘The wind plant captures and transforms wind energy into direct current electricity.’
Change (a mathematical entity) by transformation.
- ‘Percentage of emergence was transformed to arcsin square root.’
- ‘He replaced the differential operator d/dx by a variable p transforming a differential equation into an algebraic equation.’
- ‘All variables used in this study were transformed to natural logarithms before the correlation analyses were performed.’
- ‘He used them to transform Laplace's equation into ellipsoidal coordinates and so separate the variables and solve the resulting equation.’
- ‘Variables were transformed with natural logarithms or square roots to normalize residuals.’
1The product of a transformation.
- ‘In the bottom portion of the figure, the logarithmic transform of power is presented.’
- ‘In 1935, the Laplace transform was a topic of frontline research, by 1955 it was standard fare in undergraduate courses.’
- ‘A constant uncertainty on a linear scale transforms to a variable uncertainty on a log scale.’
- ‘The wavelet transform is designed to produce the best image possible given the bandwidth of the medium of transmission.’
- 1.1 A rule for making a transformation.
- ‘Similar questions are investigated for the sine transforms rather than the cosine transforms.’
- ‘The transformation rules may comprise both causal hypotheses and modal transforms.’
- ‘Bateman's method was the now familiar one of applying the complex inversion formula of the Laplace transform.’
- ‘Some readers will of course scream that refactoring has a prescribed set of transforms, many of which are described in great detail in this book.’
- ‘Aleksandrov further developed the integral transform method and used asymptotic methods to solve the problem for a finite thickness layer.’
Middle English (as a verb): from Old French transformer or Latin transformare (see trans-, form).
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