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Meaning of TRANSPOSE

Pronunciation:  trans'powz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and colums of a give matrix
  2. [v]  cause to change places, as of parts, for example
  3. [v]  transpose and remain equal in value; of variables or operators, in mathematics; "These operators commute with each other"
  4. [v]  transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
  5. [v]  change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"
  6. [v]  change key, of musical compositions; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
  7. [v]  put (a piece of music) into another key
  8. [v]  math: transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality"

TRANSPOSE is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: commute, counterchange, interchange, permute, transfer, transplant
 See Also: alter, arrange, change, change by reversal, map, matrix, represent, reverse, set, shift, shift, transfer, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Trans*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transposed}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Transposing}.] [F. transposer; pref. trans- (L.
trans across) + poser to put. See {Pose}.]
1. To change the place or order of; to substitute one for the
   other of; to exchange, in respect of position; as, to
   transpose letters, words, or propositions.

2. To change; to transform; to invert. [R.]

         Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can
         transpose to form and dignity.        --Shak.

3. (Alg.) To bring, as any term of an equation, from one side
   over to the other, without destroying the equation; thus,
   if a + b = c, and we make a = c - b, then b is said to be

4. (Gram.) To change the natural order of, as words.

5. (Mus.) To change the key of.