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Definition of "transpose" [trans•pose]

  • To reverse or transfer the order or place of; interchange. (verb-transitive)
  • To put into a different place or order: transpose the words of a sentence. See Synonyms at reverse. (verb-transitive)
  • Mathematics To move (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other side, reversing its sign to maintain equality. (verb-transitive)
  • Music To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key. (verb-transitive)
  • To render into another language. (verb-transitive)

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 "transpose" in a sentence
  • "He explained that it would not be possible to "transpose" Obama's response to the EU."
  • "'transpose' the values to the ones being used in my db for the linking to reoccur. are there any other data fields that I would need to include in the import? cheers,"
  • "Paste Special, and check the box for "transpose") across the Row 1 of the Raw Data worksheet."