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Definition of "transformation" []

  • The act or an instance of transforming. (noun)
  • The state of being transformed. (noun)
  • A marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better. (noun)
  • Mathematics Replacement of the variables in an algebraic expression by their values in terms of another set of variables. (noun)
  • Mathematics A mapping of one space onto another or onto itself. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transformation" in a sentence
  • "ÂSo, in some ways, even as adults, many of us are still being treated like the children in Ms. O'Brien's class -- "at risk black boys" simply receive a label transformation into "dangerous black men," when we enter adulthood."
  • "So, in some ways, even as adults, many of us are still being treated like the children in Ms. O'Brien's class -- "at risk black boys" simply receive a label transformation into "dangerous black men," when we enter adulthood."
  • "The term transformation is preferred to describe non-viral DNA transfer in bacteria and non-animal eukaryotic cells such as fungi, algae and plants."