Definition of Transpose

1. Noun. A matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix.

Generic synonyms: Matrix

2. Verb. Change the order or arrangement of. "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"
Exact synonyms: Commute, Permute
Generic synonyms: Change By Reversal, Reverse, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Map, Represent
Derivative terms: Commutation, Permutation, Permutation, Transposition

3. Verb. Transfer from one place or period to another. "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
Exact synonyms: Transfer, Transplant
Generic synonyms: Shift

4. Verb. Cause to change places. "Interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"
Exact synonyms: Counterchange, Interchange
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

5. Verb. Transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality.
Generic synonyms: Shift, Transfer
Derivative terms: Transposition

6. Verb. Put (a piece of music) into another key. "Did he transpose his major works over a short period of time?"
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set

7. Verb. Exchange positions without a change in value. ; "These operators commute with each other"
Exact synonyms: Commute
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Commutation

8. Verb. Change key. "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Transposition

Definition of Transpose

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Transpose

1. Verb. (transitive) To reverse or change the order of (two or more things); to swap or interchange. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) (music) To rewrite or perform (a piece) in another key ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) (algebra) To move (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other, reversing the sign of the term. ¹

4. Noun. (linear algebra) The matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of another. ¹

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Medical Definition of Transpose

1. 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. "Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity." (Shak) 3. 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 transposed. 4. To change the natural order of, as words. 5. To change the key of. Origin: F. Transposer; pref. Trans- (L. Trans across) + poser to put. See Pose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transpose

transposable element
transpose (current term)
transposition of arterial stems
transposition of great vessels
transposition of the great vessels

Literary usage of Transpose

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1915)
"transpose to collect with care, and make a corner. 2. transpose censure, and make a feminine name. 3. transpose a device for fastening rope, used on ships, ..."

2. Base SAS(R) 9.1.3 Procedures Guide, Second Edition, Volumes 1-4 by Sas Institute (2006)
"What Types of Transpositions Can PROC transpose Perform? 1352 Syntax: transpose Procedure 1354 PROC transpose Statement 1354 BY Statement 1355 COPY ..."

3. Elementary Algebra by George Albert Wentworth (1906)
"Extract thé root, x = ± 6. 4. Solve x2 - о2 = 0. transpose, x2 = a2 ... x = Solve x2 + 5 = transpose, x2 = Extract the root, x = Solve 4x2 + 15 = transpose, ..."

4. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1922)
"We can now transpose the great circle II from its normal to its twin position, since P remains stationary during the revolution and we have determined the ..."

5. A Dictionary of the Art of Printing by William Savage (1841)
"14 pages and 4 357 After the white paper is printed off, transpose the four ... 12 pages and 6 358 When the white paper is worked off, transpose the four ..."

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