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Definition of transformation
1a marked change in form, nature, or appearance:British society underwent a radical transformation (also transformation scene) a sudden dramatic change of scenery on stage. a metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal. Physics the induced or spontaneous change of one element into another by a nuclear process. 2 Mathematics
& Logic a process by which one figure, expression, or function is converted into another one of similar value.
3 Linguistics a process by which an element in the underlying logical deep structure of a sentence is converted to an element in the surface structure. 4 [mass noun] Biology the genetic alteration of a cell by introduction of extraneous DNA, especially by a plasmid. the heritable modification of a cell from its normal state to a malignant state.