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Synonyms for transformation
ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃəntrans·for·ma·tion

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  1. transformationnoun

    transmutation, transmogrification, transfiguration, metamorphosis

  2. transformationnoun

    The act of transforming or the state of being transformed.

    transfiguration, metamorphosis, transmutation, transmogrification

  3. transformationnoun

    A marked change in appearance or character, especially one for the better.

    transmogrification, transmutation, transfiguration, metamorphosis

  4. transformationnoun

    The replacement of the variables in an algebraic expression by their values in terms of another set of variables; a mapping of one space onto another or onto itself; a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system.

    transfiguration, transmutation, metamorphosis, transmogrification

  5. transformationnoun

    A rule that systematically converts one syntactic form into another; a sentence derived by such a rule.

    transfiguration, transmutation, transmogrification, metamorphosis

  6. transformationnoun

    The alteration of a bacterial cell caused by the transfer of DNA from another, especially if pathogenic.

    metamorphosis, transfiguration, transmutation, transmogrification

  7. transformationnoun

    Ideologically driven government policy - becoming more conformant with socialist and African nationalist groupthink.

    metamorphosis, transmutation, transmogrification, transfiguration

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. transformationnoun

    A change is a passing from one state or form to another, any act or process by which a thing becomes unlike what it was before, or the unlikeness so produced; we say a change was taking place, or the change that had taken place was manifest. Mutation is a more formal word for change, often suggesting repeated or continual change; as, the mutations of fortune. Novelty is a change to what is new, or the newness of that to which a change is made; as, he was perpetually desirous of novelty. Revolution is specifically and most commonly a change of government. Variation is a partial change in form, qualities, etc., but especially in position or action; as, the variation of the magnetic needle or of the pulse. Variety is a succession of changes or an intermixture of different things, and is always thought of as agreeable. Vicissitude is sharp, sudden, or violent change, always thought of as surprising and often as disturbing or distressing; as, the vicissitudes of politics. Transition is change by passing from one place or state to another, especially in a natural, regular, or orderly way; as, the transition from spring to summer, or from youth to manhood. An innovation is a change that breaks in upon an established order or custom; as, an innovation in religion or politics. For the distinctions between the other words compare the synonyms for CHANGE, v. In the religious sense regeneration is the vital renewing of the soul by the power of the divine Spirit; conversion is the conscious and manifest change from evil to good, or from a lower to a higher spiritual state; as, in Luke xxii, 32, "when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." In popular use conversion is the most common word to express the idea of regeneration.

    alteration, change, change, conversion, diversity, innovation, mutation, novelty, regeneration, renewal, renewing, revolution, transition, transmutation, variation, variety, vicissitude

    constancy, continuance, firmness, fixedness, fixity, identity, invariability, permanence, persistence, steadiness, unchangeableness, uniformity

    We have made a change for the better; the change from winter to spring; the change of a liquid to or into a gas; a change in quality; a change by absorption or oxidation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. transformation, transmutation, shiftnoun

    a qualitative change

    work shift, fault, displacement, slip, duty period, shift key, shifting, chemise, geological fault, faulting, shift, break, shimmy, teddy, transubstantiation, switching, switch, sack, translation, transmutation, fracture

  2. transformationnoun

    (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system

    shift, translation, transmutation

  3. transformationnoun

    a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure

    shift, translation, transmutation

  4. transformationnoun

    (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA

    shift, translation, transmutation

  5. transformation, translationnoun

    the act of changing in form or shape or appearance

    "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"

    transmutation, shift, translation, rendering, version, interlingual rendition, displacement

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. transformationnoun

    metamorphosis, transmutation, transfiguration

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. transformationnoun

    transfiguration, metamorphosis, transmutation

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How to use transformation in a sentence?

  1. Werner Heisenberg, Philosophical Problems of Nuclear Science, New York: Fawcett 1966, p.13:

    A consistent pursuit of classical physics forces a transformation in the very heart of that physics.

  2. Jim Turner:

    The Board ... determined that the continued transformation of Dean Foods under Eric's leadership provides the best means for creating value for the company.

  3. William Dudley:

    We have a financial system that is much more resilient (since the crisis), and the available evidence suggests that this transformation has not resulted in any significant erosion in market liquidity.

  4. Alex Keena:

    Gerrymandering the States : Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism. it leads to legislators who are good at getting elected and raising money, but they don't know a lot about government.

  5. Edgar Degas:

    It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.

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