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trans·for·ma·tion

transformation

 
pronunciation:
traens fr meI shn [or] traenz fr meI shn
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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.
derivation: transformational (adj.)
Word Parts
The word transformation contains the following parts:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).