Transform vs Stellify - What's the difference?

transform | stellify |

As verbs the difference between transform and stellify

is that transform is to change greatly the appearance or form of while stellify is (mythology) to transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such.

As a noun transform

is (mathematics) the result of a transformation.




(en verb)
  • To change greatly the appearance or form of.
  • The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Love may transform me to an oyster.
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  • To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.
  • * Bible, Romans xii. 2
  • Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
  • (mathematics) To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.
  • (electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.
  • (genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.
  • To undergo a transformation.
  • Synonyms

    * (change greatly the appearance or form of) alter, change, convert, make over, transmogrify * (sense) alter, change * (undergo a transformation) alter, change


    (en noun)
  • (mathematics) the result of a transformation
  • Derived terms

    * Fourier transform




  • (mythology) To transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such
  • :''In Classical mythology, being stellified was about the greatest posthumous honor for a mortal.
  • * 1983 , Douglas Brooks-Davies, The Mercurian Monarch: magical politics from Spenser to Pope , page 31
  • By the 'hissing snake' Spenser presumably means the scorpion sent by Diana that killed Orion. Like Orion it, too, was stellified . But since, as Scorpio, it rises in the east as Orion's sign sets in the west, the two were regarded as being kept forever apart, Orion perpetually avoiding in the heavens his vanquisher on earth.
  • (astronomy) To turn into a star.
  • * 1989', ''Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact'', ' 109 : 75
  • An alternative way to stellify the planet may be to not collapse Jupiter, but instead to introduce a collapsed object into its core .