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Definition of transformation:

  1. A change in disposition, heart, character, or the like; conversion.
  2. Any change in an organism which alters its general character and mode of life, as in the development of the germ into the embryo, the egg into the animal, the larva into the insect ( metamorphosis), etc.; also, the change which the histological units of a tissue are prone to undergo. See Metamorphosis.
  3. Change of one from of material into another, as in assimilation; metabolism; metamorphosis.
  4. The act of transforming, or the state of being transformed; change of form or condition.
  5. The change, as of an equation or quantity, into another form without altering the value.
  6. The imagined possible or actual change of one metal into another; transmutation.

Synonyms:

renewing, duty period, novelty, revolution, rendering, transform, clause, displacement, shift, sentence, renewal, translation, changeover, adjective, slip, fault, variety, transmogrification, transmutation, break, fracture, switch, sack, work shift, version, shift key, shimmy, faulting, teddy, innovation, geological fault, switching, phrase, adverb, transubstantiation, chemise, shifting, vicissitude, interlingual rendition.

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