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transformation as in a qualitative change


    • transmutationan act that changes the form or character or substance of something ; a qualitative change ; (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment)
    • shiftan event in which something is displaced without rotation ; a qualitative change ; the time period during which you are at work ; the act of changing one thing or position for another; the act of moving from one place to another; (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time ; the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters ; a woman's sleeveless undergarment ; a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist ; make a shift in or exchange of; change place or direction; move around; move very slightly; move from one setting or context to another; change in quality; move and exchange for another; move sideways or in an unsteady way; move abruptly; use a shift key on a keyboard; change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; change gears; lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
    transformation as in (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
      transformation as in a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure
        transformation as in (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
          transformation as in the act of changing in form or shape or appearance
          • "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"


          • translationa written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language ; a uniform movement without rotation ; the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; (mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same ; (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm ; rewording something in less technical terminology ; the act of uniform movement