1. [ noun ] a qualitative change
Synonyms: shift transmutation
Related terms: change conversion improvement population_shift weakening degeneration mutation sublimation tin_pest pyrolysis strengthening sea_change shift
2. [ noun ] (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
Related terms: change_of_integrity genetics
3. [ noun ] (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
Related terms: function reflection affine_transformation rotation translation mathematics
4. [ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure
Related terms: grammatical_rule
5. [ noun ] the act of changing in form or shape or appearance
Synonyms: translation

"a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"

Related terms: change_of_integrity revision transfiguration transmogrification permutation metamorphosis translate
Similar spelling:   transfiguration