transformation etymology

English word transformation comes from Ecclesiastical Latin trānsfōrmātiō

Detailed word origin of transformation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
trānsfōrmātiō Ecclesiastical Latin (la-ecc)
transformation English (eng) (genetics) The alteration of a bacterial cell caused by the transfer of DNA from another, especially if pathogenic.. (linguistics) A rule that systematically converts one syntactic form into another; a sentence derived by such a rule.. (mathematics) The replacement of the variables in an algebraic expression by their values in terms of another set of variables; a mapping of one space onto [...]