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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Transform  \Trans*form"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Transformed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Transforming}.]  [L.  transformare 
  transformatum  trans  across  over  +  formare  to  from:  cf  F. 
  transformer.  See  {Form},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  change  the  form  of  to  change  in  shape  or  appearance; 
  to  metamorphose;  as  a  caterpillar  is  ultimately 
  transformed  into  a  butterfly. 
  Love  may  transform  me  to  an  oyster.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  change  into  another  substance;  to  transmute;  as  the 
  alchemists  sought  to  transform  lead  into  gold. 
  3.  To  change  in  nature,  disposition,  heart,  character,  or  the 
  like  to  convert. 
  Be  ye  transformed  by  the  renewing  of  your  mind. 
  --Rom.  xii.  2. 
  4.  (Math.)  To  change,  as  an  algebraic  expression  or 
  geometrical  figure,  into  another  from  without  altering  its 

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