Meaning of TRANSFORMATION in English

TRANSFORMATION

n.1 the act or an instance of transforming; the state of being transformed.

2 Zool. a change of form at metamorphosis, esp. of insects, amphibia, etc.

3 the induced or spontaneous change of one element into another.

4 Math. a change from one geometrical figure, expression, or function to another of the same value, magnitude, etc.

5 Biol. the modification of a eukaryotic cell from its normal state to a malignant state.

6 Linguistics a process, with reference to particular rules, by which one grammatical pattern of sentence structure can be converted into another, or the underlying meaning of a sentence can be converted into a statement of syntax.

7 archaic a woman's wig.

8 a sudden dramatic change of scene on stage.

Etymology: ME f. OF transformation or LL transformatio (as TRANSFORM)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.