American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To reverse or transfer the order or place of; interchange.
- v. To put into a different place or order: transpose the words of a sentence. See Synonyms at reverse.
- v. Mathematics To move (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other side, reversing its sign to maintain equality.
- v. Music To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key.
- v. To render into another language.
- v. To alter in form or nature; transform.
- v. Music To write or perform music in a different key.
- v. To admit of being transposed.
- n. Mathematics A matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In electricity, to interchange as to position (the two parallel wires) of an electric circuit, specifically of a telephone circuit, so as to reduce inductive action from neighboring circuits. See transposition, 7.
- To remove to a different place; transfer; transport.
- To cause (two or, less frequently, more objects) to change places.
- In algebra, to bring, as any term of an equation, over from one side to the other side. See transposition, 2.
- In rhetoric, to change the usual order of (words).
- In music, to alter the tonality of (a piece or passage) from a given tonality, either in performance or in transcription. See transposition, 4.
- To transform.
- n. Transposition.
- v. transitive To reverse or change the order of (two or more things); to swap or interchange.
- v. transitive (music) To rewrite or perform (a piece) in another key
- v. transitive (algebra) To move (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other, reversing the sign of the term.
- n. linear algebra The matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To change the place or order of; to substitute one for the other of; to exchange, in respect of position.
- v. rare To change; to transform; to invert.
- v. (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
- v. (Gram.) To change the natural order of, as words.
- v. (Mus.) To change the key of.
- v. transfer from one place or period to another
- v. change key
- v. change the order or arrangement of
- n. a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix
- v. cause to change places
- v. put (a piece of music) into another key
- v. transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
- v. exchange positions without a change in value
- From the verb. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English transposen, to transform, from Old French transposer, alteration (influenced by poser, to put, place) of Latin trānspōnere, to transfer : trāns-, trans- + pōnere, to place. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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