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Synonyms for transformation
ˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transformation, transmutation, shift(noun)

    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. transformation(noun)

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

    shift, translation, transmutation

  3. transformation(noun)

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

    shift, translation, transmutation

  4. transformation(noun)

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

    shift, translation, transmutation

  5. transformation, translation(noun)

    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


  1. transformation(noun)

    metamorphosis, transmutation, transmogrification, transfiguration

  2. transformation(noun)

    The act of transforming or the state of being transformed.

    transfiguration, metamorphosis, transmutation, transmogrification

  3. transformation(noun)

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

    transmogrification, transmutation, transfiguration, metamorphosis

  4. transformation(noun)

    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.

    metamorphosis, transmogrification, transfiguration, transmutation

  5. transformation(noun)

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

    transfiguration, transmutation, transmogrification, metamorphosis

  6. transformation(noun)

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

    metamorphosis, transmogrification, transmutation, transfiguration

  7. transformation(noun)

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

    metamorphosis, transmutation, transmogrification, transfiguration

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. transformation(n)

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. transformation(n.)

    metamorphosis, transmutation, transfiguration

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. transformation(n)

    transfiguration, metamorphosis, transmutation

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  1. Noel Francisco:

    Campaign statements are made by a private citizen before he takes the oath of office and before, under the Opinions Clause of the Constitution, receives the advice of his Cabinet, and that those are constitutionally significant acts that mark the fundamental transformation from being a private citizen to the embodiment of the executive branch, but I would also say here it doesn't matter, because, here, the statements that they principally rely on don't actually address the meaning of the proclamation itself. This is not a so-called Muslim ban. If it were, it would be the most ineffective Muslim ban that one could possibly imagine since not only does it exclude the vast majority of the Muslim world, it also omits three Muslim-majority countries that were covered by past orders, including Iraq, Chad and Sudan.

  2. Gilles Verniers:

    There is something deeper at play here that is not only the outcome of electoral strategy, there is a deeper, structural, societal transformation taking place.

  3. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

    For our part, we will take all necessary measures to support the historic road of transformation.

  4. Sebastien Bazin:

    The transformation of our distribution platform into an open market place is a major step for the group and reflects a new approach.

  5. Gabriele Amorth:

    I witnessed a complete transformation of personality and a woman who had strength way beyond her physical capabilities at the age of 46 and she had a complete transformation of the way she spoke and sounded, i can't tell you I wasn't frightened. I was two feet away from them and it was harrowing, even though I knew what to expect because he (Amorth) had told me.

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