Definition of transformation


  • a qualitative change. Synonyms: shift, transmutation.
  • (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system.
  • a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure.
  • (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA.
  • the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface". Synonyms: translation.

Related words

advance, alteration, betterment, changeover, conversion, degeneration, improvement, metamorphosis, permutation, pyrolysis, reflection, retrogression, revision, rotation, strengthening, sublimation, transfiguration, transition, translation, weakening.

Rhymes with transformation

abbreviation, abdication, aberration, ablation, abnegation, abomination, abrogation, acceleration, acclamation, acclimation, accommodation, accreditation, accumulation, accusation, accusation, acidification, activation, adaptation, adjudication, administration.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • transformation is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 19 points
  • transformation is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 19 points
  • transformation is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 22 points
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