A diary that was transposed into a novel.
Inadvertently transposed the e and the i in “weird”
When you mix up two numbers and put the first where the second should go, this is an example of a time when you transpose the numbers.
When you rewrite a musical piece written in A flat into A minor, this is an example of a time when you transpose.
Origin of transpose
- Middle English transposen to transform from Old French transposer alteration (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin trānspōnere to transfer trāns- trans- pōnere to place apo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the verb.