Transforming
Transform Trans*form", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transformed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transforming}.] [L. transformare, transformatum; trans across, over + formare to from: cf. F. transformer. See {Form}, v. t.] 1. To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly. [1913 Webster]

Love may transform me to an oyster. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold. [1913 Webster]

3. To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert. [1913 Webster]

Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. --Rom. xii. 2. [1913 Webster]

4. (Math.) To change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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