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transform (v.)

14世纪中叶, “改变形式” (转义), 来自古法语 transformer (14世纪), 来自拉丁语 transformare “改变形状, 变形”, 来自 trans “跨越, 超越” (见 trans-) + formare “形成” (见 form (v.) ). 不及物义“经历形态的变化” 来自1590年代. 相关链接: Transformed; transforming.

Origin and meaning of transform

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Definitions of transform

transform (v.)
subject to a mathematical transformation;
transform (v.)
change or alter in form, appearance, or nature;
She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
This experience transformed her completely
Synonyms: transmute / transubstantiate
transform (v.)
change in outward structure or looks;
He transformed into a monster
Synonyms: transmute / metamorphose
transform (v.)
change from one form or medium into another;
Synonyms: translate
transform (v.)
convert (one form of energy) to another;
transform energy to light
transform (v.)
change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species;
transform (v.)
increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage);
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