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Definition of transformation
a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance:its landscape has undergone a radical transformation a metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal. Physics the induced or spontaneous change of one element into another by a nuclear process. Mathematics
& Logic a process by which one figure, expression, or function is converted into another that is equivalent in some important respect but is differently expressed or represented.
Linguistics a process by which an element in the underlying deep structure of a sentence is converted to an element in the surface structure. Biology the genetic alteration of a cell by introduction of extraneous DNA, especially by a plasmid. Biology the heritable modification of a cell from its normal state to a malignant state.