noun Date: 15th century 1. an act, process, or instance of transforming or being transformed 2. false hair worn especially by a woman to replace or supplement natural hair 3. a. (1) the operation of changing (as by rotation or mapping) one configuration or expression into another in accordance with a mathematical rule; especially a change of variables or coordinates in which a function of new variables or coordinates is substituted for each original variable or coordinate (2) the formula that effects a transformation b. function 5a c. an operation that converts (as by insertion, deletion, or permutation) one grammatical string (as a sentence) into another; also a formal statement of such an operation 4. genetic modification of a bacterium by incorporation of free DNA from another bacterial cell; also genetic modification of a cell by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA

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  • Transformation — Trans for*ma tion, n. [L. transformatio: cf. transformation.] The act of transforming, or the state of being transformed; change of form or condition. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) (Biol.) Any change in an organism which alters its general… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transformation — (n.) c.1400, from O.Fr. transformation and directly from L. transformationem (nom. transformatio), noun of action from pp. stem of transformare (see TRANSFORM (Cf. transform)) …   Etymology dictionary

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