Meaning of TRANSFORMATION in English

TRANSFORMATION

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a radical transformation (= a complete change in appearance, especially when this is an improvement )

The city has undergone a radical transformation.

undergo a transformation (= change completely )

After the accident, his personality underwent a complete transformation.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

complete

Tongue-and-groove panelling will make a complete transformation: stain it, varnish it or paint it.

We've been told our island is ideal for a complete transformation of its approach to agriculture.

dramatic

All around me, as this was going on, dramatic personal transformations were taking place.

It is rare for a person to undergo a dramatic transformation in his political thinking, but it does happen.

With the help of cosmetic surgery she undergoes a dramatic transformation to re-emerge as Silver.

And, in Coconut Grove, I always underwent a dramatic transformation from nail-polishing stewardess to a freer, more questioning self.

After the larvae pupate, they undergo the dramatic transformations into the adult that constitutes metamorphosis.

This spray is the most exciting because a dramatic transformation usually occurs just before the oven is opened.

Now comes the first of two highly dramatic transformations .

It was a dramatic transformation , from society hostess to Democratic Party power broker.

economic

The spread of nationalism into rural areas also reflected the economic transformation that had taken place since 1967.

Women played a central role in the economic transformations .

Northern Ireland is sharing in the economic transformation of the United Kingdom as a result of Conservative policies.

Most post-independence governments had, at one level, a commitment to an economic transformation with several components.

fundamental

There is now a widespread view that trade unionism is caught up in a fundamental transformation .

In other words, they were well on their way to making the fundamental transformation required.

Capitalism may be perceived as unfair, and needing reform, but it is also perceived as incapable of fundamental transformation .

Changing the gender order Real progress requires a fundamental transformation in our social arrangements.

First, transitions in post-communist countries will probably be accompanied by attempts at fundamental transformation of the economic system.

The increasingly pluralistic nature of our society means that politics are, in any case, undergoing fundamental transformation .

general

Under a general transformation does not change; in the new coordinates.

Equations between tensors have the property that they remain valid under the general transformations between Gaussian coordinate systems in curved space-time.

Therefore physical laws when expressed in terms of tensors will retain their form under these general transformations , in particular under changes to accelerating frames.

The method for recasting all space-time derivatives so that they are all tensors under general coordinate transformations is described in Chapter 6.

The resulting tensor equation is automatically valid under all general transformations .

Under a general transformation which demonstrates that this tensor is the same in all frames.

In Chapter 5 we discovered that physical laws expressed as tensor equations automatically retain their form under general transformations .

great

Now it will have to withstand still another great transformation .

A great transformation in world history is creating a new economic, social, and political order.

And like that great transformation , it has radical consequences for the relations between work and capital.

major

This marked a major transformation in railway-company thinking.

Those who benefit from the way the world is now arranged do not yearn for major transformations .

Such a major transformation is highly unlikely.

political

The political transformation of Britain was dramatic.

The man has undergone a mind-bending political transformation .

Ultimately, it depends on one's view of the potential of law to achieve social and political transformation .

Her story received enormous media coverage, perhaps because many people were fascinated with this incredible tale of political transformations .

An exciting new prospect of political transformation was opened up.

profound

A profound transformation took place, one which was far from obvious to the casual outside observer.

Becoming a manager required a profound psychological adjustment-a transformation .

In short, the commercialization of the Internet promises to produce profound transformation of business and economic forces in the global marketplace.

radical

You believe that artistic expression involves some kind of radical transformation .

I was privileged to use the leadership principles Chuck Yeager describes in leading radical transformations in four major Air Force organizations.

By the Elizabethan age, the love story of Troilus and Cressida had undergone a radical transformation .

Attempts are made to assuage fears that a revolutionary or radical transformation of skills and learning will take place.

But the public face of museums - particularly science museums - has undergone a radical transformation .

These estimates suggest a sudden, huge growth in applications using multimedia, perhaps foreshadowing radical transformations of information media more generally.

rapid

The superiority of the capitalist mode of production led to a rapid transformation of the structure of society.

Over a period of just months I was witness to the rapid transformation of a group of peasant women into industrial workers.

From the autumn of 1916 the politics of the war underwent a series of rapid transformations .

remarkable

These two forests have therefore survived into the twentieth century by a remarkable process of transformation .

The key to the success of the play was the remarkable transformation Penn was able to facilitate in Fuller.

This is not to underestimate the remarkable transformation taking place in Belgrade.

But what brought about this remarkable transformation ?

similar

If in C a unit occurs at a position x, it can not be removed by a similar transformation .

Even elements of the press are going through a similar transformation .

Many kinds of butterflies and moths perform similar startling transformations .

social

Under his benign regime, Thatcherism as a model of social transformation will continue to work its way through the system.

Such a step allows development of theory which can explain social transformation in terms of unitary types of activity. 2.

The book has been hailed as a benchmark in the debate on communication and social transformation .

Ultimately, it depends on one's view of the potential of law to achieve social and political transformation .

Indeed; for Morris and other Marxists the nature of work necessarily changes in the process of social transformation .

What Simmel accomplishes is a realization of the inseparability of the positive and negative consequences of these social transformations .

Social conflict is endemic in capitalist societies until social transformation creates conditions for greater justice and equality.

Thus, it stands in an interim, compromise position along the road to social transformation .

■ VERB

achieve

Ultimately, it depends on one's view of the potential of law to achieve social and political transformation .

Given these beliefs, it followed that social change and social improvement could be achieved only by a transformation of the economy.

To achieve this transformation from the status of unwelcome stranger to that of fictive kinsman calls for great tact and patience.

begin

So, aged twenty, I finally left Kerry for London to begin my transformation into a man.

Thus began my transformation from tomboy to stereotypically feminine woman.

bring

Two other factors seem to have played a part in bringing about a subtle transformation of the Arnoldian message.

Among peo-ple working to bring about an ecological-postmodern transformation , story is often employed to good effect.

One way is by bringing about a once-and-for-all transformation in the structure and strategy of a business unit.

But what brought about this remarkable transformation ?

describe

There are excellent plans on the wall as you enter, describing its transformation from some early kitchens.

Bäcklund transformations can also be described as double-Harrison transformations, or as quadruple-Neugebauer transformations.

follow

These characteristics are egocentrism, centration, a lack of reversibility, and the inability to follow transformations .

It follows that these transformations on their own can not be used to generate genuinely non-colinear solutions from colinear ones.

A child must attain reversibility, learn to decenter perceptions, and be able to follow transformations .

The inability of the preoperational child to follow transformations inhibits the development of logic in thought.

involve

It involves transformation of data so that they are reported at a comparable geographical scale, projection and set of geographical units.

He or she can solve problems involving concrete transformations and is aware of, and understands, the relationship between successive steps.

As we have seen, this involves maturity transformation .

This is one of the key issues involved in the transformation of economic growth into general development.

lead

The transformation of the problematic does not necessarily lead to a transformation of the form of validity of knowledge.

I was privileged to use the leadership principles Chuck Yeager describes in leading radical transformations in four major Air Force organizations.

require

We may have a theoretical reason for believing that the variable we are studying will require a particular transformation .

Because the move to management requires transformation , though, no easy answers or quick fixes are provided.

Turning the learning organisation from a concept into a source of competitive advantage requires organisational transformation .

The steps required for this mental transformation of ourselves are very clearly defined in the esoteric system we are discussing.

It requires a genuine transformation or, perhaps, convergence.

Changing the gender order Real progress requires a fundamental transformation in our social arrangements.

Matlashewski has described two groups of genes that are required in the morphological transformation of normal primary cells invitro.

The metric tensor requires one transformation for each of its indices.

undergo

Indeed food manufacture as a whole underwent a transformation .

It is rare for a person to undergo a dramatic transformation in his political thinking, but it does happen.

They grow by a series of moults but never pass through a pupal stage or undergo transformation .

The man has undergone a mind-bending political transformation .

Since those heady days the bar and its clientele have undergone a transformation .

And, in Coconut Grove, I always underwent a dramatic transformation from nail-polishing stewardess to a freer, more questioning self.

Around it, the society of a recovering Sussex was undergoing considerable transformation .

Since Bill Clinton took office, Hillary has undergone as many role transformations as her husband has ideological reincarnations.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Her friends and neighbors watched her transformation from shy local girl to famous movie actress.

It is rare for a person to undergo a dramatic transformation in his political thinking, but it does happen.

The transformation of the Inner Harbor included new office buildings, and a marketplace of small shops and food stalls.

The last great overall transformation in American business took place between 1890 and 1910, when the modern corporation was forged.

Today, spruced-up Times Square is in the midst of a surprising transformation into a family-oriented entertainment center.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

However, it may be some time before the transformation shows itself in bottom-line profits.

I see a transformation taking place.

The intermarriage rate is only one symptom of that transformation .

The rule of the transformation is to attach to the key that which was unattached and viceversa.

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