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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Transformation  \Trans`for*ma"tion\,  n.  [L.  transformatio:  cf 
  The  act  of  transforming,  or  the  state  of  being  transformed; 
  change  of  form  or  condition.  Specifically: 
  a  (Biol.)  Any  change  in  an  organism  which  alters  its 
  general  character  and  mode  of  life,  as  in  the  development 
  of  the  germ  into  the  embryo,  the  egg  into  the  animal,  the 
  larva  into  the  insect  (metamorphosis),  etc.;  also  the 
  change  which  the  histological  units  of  a  tissue  are  prone 
  to  undergo.  See  {Metamorphosis}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  qualitative  change  [syn:  {transmutation},  {shift}] 
  2:  a  function  that  changes  the  position  or  direction  of  the 
  axes  of  a  coordinate  system 
  3:  the  act  of  transforming;  "a  photograph  is  a  translation  of  a 
  scene  onto  a  two-dimensional  surface"  [syn:  {translation}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {program  transformation} 

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