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Meaning of TRANSMUTATION

Pronunciation:  `transmyoo'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an act that changes the form or character or substance of something
  2. [n]  a qualitative change
  3. [n]  (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment); "the transmutation of base metals into gold proved to be impossible"
 

TRANSMUTATION is a 13 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: shift, transformation, transubstantiation
 
 See Also: advance, alteration, betterment, change, changeover, conversion, conversion, degeneration, improvement, modification, population shift, pyrolysis, retrogression, sea change, strengthening, sublimation, tin disease, tin pest, tin plague, transition, weakening

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trans`mu*ta"tion\, n. [F. transmutation, L.
transmutatio. See {Transmute}.]
1. The act of transmuting, or the state of being transmuted;
   as, the transmutation of metals.

2. (Geom.) The change or reduction of one figure or body into
   another of the same area or solidity, but of a different
   form, as of a triangle into a square. [R.]

3. (Biol.) The change of one species into another, which is
   assumed to take place in any development theory of life;
   transformism. --Bacon.

{Transmutation of metals} (Alchem.), the conversion of base
   metals into gold or silver, a process often attempted by
   the alchemists. See {Alchemy}, and {Philosopher's stone},
   under {Philosopher}.

 

 

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