Definition of transpose:
- To bring, as any term of an equation, from one side over to the other, without destroying the equation; thus, if a + b = c, and we make a = c - b, then b is said to be transposed.
- To change the key of.
- To change the natural order of, as words.
- To change the place or order of; to substitute one for the other of; to exchange, in respect of position; as, to transpose letters, words, or propositions.
- To change; to transform; to invert.
exchange, switch, substitute, transmit, replace, transubstantiate, reassign, transport, tack, translate, counterchange, graft, transfer, transmute, alternate, metamorphose, flip, transplant, transmogrify, flip-flop, channelize, channel, commute, interchange, turn, permute, remove, channelise, shift.
- "Emerson and Other Essays", John Jay Chapman.
- "A Minstrel In France", Harry Lauder.
In order to assist my memory I was obliged to transpose the observation of the prince, and thus this compound of a conversation and a philosophical lecture, which is in some respects better and in others worse than the source from which I took it, arose; but I assure you that I have rather omitted some of the prince's words than ascribed to him any of my own; all that is mine is the arrangement, and a few observations, whose ownership you will easily recognize by their stupidity.- "The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny", Frederich Schiller.