Transform definition

trăns-fôrm
(mathematics) To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.
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To undergo a transformation.
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The result, especially a mathematical quantity or linguistic construction, of a transformation.
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To change the form or outward appearance of.
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To change the condition, nature, or function of; convert.
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To change the personality or character of.
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(elec.) To change (a voltage or current value) by use of a transformer.
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(math.) The process or result of a mathematical transformation.
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Referring to a step in the video compression process that converts the native three-dimensional video signal into a two-dimensional form comprising for subsequent compression.Transform compression is based on the premise that the low frequency components of a signal are more important than the high frequency components. Therefore, a substantial reduction in the number of bits used to represent a high frequency component will degrade the quality of the image only slightly.The various approaches include discrete cosine transform (DCT), fractal transform, vector quantization, and wavelet compression. See also compression, DCT, fractal transform, signal, vector quantization, video, and wavelet compression.
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To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.
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(electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.
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(genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.
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(intransitive) To undergo a transformation.
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Transform is defined as to change something into something else.

An example of to transform is painting a room to change the feel of it.

An example of to transform is a new hair cut changing a person's appearance.

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To become transformed.
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(mathematics) To subject to a transformation.
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(electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.
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(linguis.) To change by means of a syntactic transformational rule.
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(math.) To change (an algebraic expression or equation) to a different form having the same value.
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(physics) To change (one form of energy) into another.
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(genetics) To subject a cell to transformation.
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The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.

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(mathematics) The result of a transformation.
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To change markedly the appearance or form of.
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To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert.

A steam engine transforms heat into mechanical energy.

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(genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
transform
Plural:
transforms

Origin of transform

  • Middle English transformen from Old French transformer from Latin trānsfōrmāre trāns- trans- fōrma form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French transformer, from Latin trans (“across", preposition) + forma (“form").

    From Wiktionary