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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trans·for·ma·tion /ˌtræn(t)sfɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 trans·for·ma·tion /ˌtræn(t)sfɝˈmeʃən, fɔr-/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trans·for·ma·tion n.  The act of transforming, or the state of being transformed; change of form or condition. Specifically: --
 (a) Biol. Any change in an organism which alters its general character and mode of life, as in the development of the germ into the embryo, the egg into the animal, the larva into the insect (metamorphosis), etc.; also, the change which the histological units of a tissue are prone to undergo. See Metamorphosis.
 (b) Physiol. Change of one from of material into another, as in assimilation; metabolism; metamorphosis.
 (c) Alchemy The imagined possible or actual change of one metal into another; transmutation.
 (d) Theol. A change in disposition, heart, character, or the like; conversion.
 (e) Math. The change, as of an equation or quantity, into another form without altering the value.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a qualitative change [syn: transmutation, shift]
      2: (mathematics) a function that changes the position or
         direction of the axes of a coordinate system
      3: a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure
         into another related syntactic structure
      4: (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake
         and incorporation of exogenous DNA
      5: the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a
         photograph is a translation of a scene onto a
         two-dimensional surface" [syn: translation]