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trans·for·ma·tion

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pronunciation:
traens fr meI shn [or] traenz fr meI shn
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Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a significant change in the form, structure, character, or nature of something or someone.
 
synonyms:
metamorphosis, metastasis, transfiguration, transmutation
similar words:
alchemy, alteration, change, conversion, evolution, reconfiguration, transmogrification
definition 2: the changing of an abstract or deep linguistic structure into a concrete or surface one, according to certain rules of syntax.
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derivation: transformational (adj.)
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