Definition of transform in English:

transform

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
Pronunciation /træn(t)sˈfɔrm//tran(t)sˈfôrm/
  • 1Make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character 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.’
    • ‘Program One was about that, and the ways in which that's transforming the nature of war.’
    • ‘News of the Revolution of July 1830 in Paris transformed the nature of these mountain protests.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Consider it a free accessory, that can complete your appearance and transform your look from night to day.’
    • ‘We yearn for the simple life, thinking that being closer to nature will transform us into spiritual, earth-preserving people.’
    • ‘Ending war means essentially transforming the nature of the arms export industry.’
    • ‘His physical appearance transforms a strong performance into a memorable one.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The promise of eventual membership has transformed the nature of countries as diverse as Poland, Turkey and Romania.’
    • ‘To fashion historians, he's the man who transformed male appearance in the 20th century.’
    • ‘The history of human progress is the history of humankind taking things from nature, and transforming nature for its own benefit.’
    • ‘That will help to transform many GP surgeries up and down the country.’
    • ‘The phenomenon is transforming the nature of technology service, an industry long infamous for being impersonal.’
    • ‘They transformed the appearances of a number of lucky shoppers who had won makeovers and new wardrobes.’
    • ‘As we affect and transform nature, so we are affected and transformed by nature.’
    • ‘By varying color palettes, patterns and fabrics slipcovers can stylishly transform the appearance of any space.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘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.’
    change, alter, modify, convert, metamorphose, transfigure, transmute, mutate
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    1. 1.1no object Undergo a transformation.
      ‘an automobile that transformed into a boat’
      • ‘The threats of the past have transformed into agreements of economic, cultural and scientific cooperation.’
      • ‘The objects have been carefully arranged, lovingly transformed into what he calls reality art.’
      • ‘It ought to be a little bit gratifying: Boring, beige-wearing mom transforms into wild rock chick - that's good stuff right there.’
      • ‘Hence, a trip to the cinema transforms into a full-day activity for the family.’
      • ‘Gradually this captivating dancer transformed into multiple savage creatures.’
      • ‘It was a coming of age, a place where boys transformed into men.’
      • ‘In that single moment Susan transformed into a professional gearing up to draw and hold the attention of thousands of viewers.’
      • ‘This passage explicitly thematizes the way human temporality is experienced as some form of spatial movement - how space transforms into time.’
      • ‘The short film focuses on a businessman who transforms into a drag queen at night.’
      • ‘A street protest in Washington D.C. transforms into a no-gluten, soy-cheese, all veggie pizza party.’
      • ‘Just immerse in the world of music, it transforms into a medicine for both physical and mental ailments.’
      • ‘Somehow she transforms into a siren who transfixes the beasts, literally in the middle of a brawl.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She adjusts her breasts and runs her hand over her hair, as she transforms into her character.’
      • ‘The neglected garden in the back yard was, in a moment, transformed into a junkyard of shattered masonry.’
      • ‘It concludes with how the tenants react to the accident, and how their noise transforms into music.’
      • ‘And then, as I get older, it transforms into something else.’
      • ‘The Witch is pulled out of the oven, transformed into a big cake.’
      • ‘Staff say the scheme is already proving a success with one troubled child now transformed into a model pupil who has won school awards.’
      change, alter, modify, convert, metamorphose, transfigure, transmute, mutate
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    2. 1.2 Change the voltage of (an electric current).
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The wind plant captures and transforms wind energy into direct current electricity.’
      • ‘A ½ x ½ inch ceramic battery can transform body heat into electrical power.’
      • ‘I used a power stepper to transform the frequency and also to down the voltage from 240v to 110v.’
      • ‘There the signal is passed through the skin to the implant, which transforms the signal to electrical pulses.’
    3. 1.3Mathematics Change (a mathematical entity) by transformation.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Percentage of emergence was transformed to arcsin square root.’
      • ‘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.’

noun

Pronunciation /træn(t)sˈfɔrm//tran(t)sˈfôrm//ˈtræn(t)sfɔrm//ˈtran(t)sfôrm/
Mathematics Linguistics
  • 1The product of a transformation.

    • ‘In the bottom portion of the figure, the logarithmic transform of power is presented.’
    • ‘The wavelet transform is designed to produce the best image possible given the bandwidth of the medium of transmission.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A rule for making a transformation.
      • ‘The transformation rules may comprise both causal hypotheses and modal transforms.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Bateman's method was the now familiar one of applying the complex inversion formula of the Laplace transform.’
      • ‘Aleksandrov further developed the integral transform method and used asymptotic methods to solve the problem for a finite thickness layer.’
      • ‘Similar questions are investigated for the sine transforms rather than the cosine transforms.’

Origin

Middle English (as a verb): from Old French transformer or Latin transformare (see trans-, form).

Pronunciation

transform

Verb/træn(t)sˈfɔrm/

transform

Noun/træn(t)sˈfɔrm//tran(t)sˈfôrm//ˈtræn(t)sfɔrm/