trans·form /træn(t)sˈfɔ(ə)rm/ 及物動詞
Trans·form v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transformed p. pr. & vb. n. Transforming.]
1. To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly.
Love may transform me to an oyster. --Shak.
2. To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
3. To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert.
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. --Rom. xii. 2.
4. Math. To change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value.
Trans·form, v. i. To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed. [R.]
His hair transforms to down. --Addison.
v 1: subject to a mathematical transformation
2: change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This
experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed
the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate
one element into another" [syn: transmute, transubstantiate]
3: change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a
monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
[syn: transmute, metamorphose]
4: change from one form or medium into another; "Braque
translated collage into oil" [syn: translate]
5: convert (one form of energy) to another; "transform energy
6: change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell
by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same
or closely related species
7: increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)