Definition of transpose


  • a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix.


  • change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word". Synonyms: commute, permute.
  • transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America". Synonyms: transfer, transplant.
  • cause to change places; "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size". Synonyms: counterchange, interchange.
  • transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality.
  • put (a piece of music) into another key.
  • exchange positions without a change in value; "These operators commute with each other". Synonyms: commute.
  • change key; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?".

Related words

map, represent.

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Rhymes with transpose

bose, close, clothes, compose, decompose, depose, disclose, dispose, doze, enclose, expose, foreclose, hose, impose, interpose, jocose, juxtapose, nose, oppose, overexpose.

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  • transpose is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 11 points
  • transpose is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 11 points
  • transpose is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 13 points
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