Transform vs Translation - What's the difference?

transform | translation |

As nouns the difference between transform and translation

is that transform is (mathematics) the result of a transformation while translation is translation parallel displacement (motion without deformation or rotation).

As a verb transform

is to change greatly the appearance or form of.




(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



    Alternative forms

    * translatioun (obsolete) * (abbreviations)


  • (label) The act or (label) an act of translating, in its various senses:
  • # The conversion of text from one language to another.
  • # The conversion of something from one form or medium to another.
  • # (label) A motion or compulsion to motion in a straight line without rotation or other deformation.
  • # (label) The process whereby a strand of mRNA directs assembly of amino acids into proteins within a ribosome.
  • # A transfer of motion occurring within a gearbox.
  • # The conveyance of something from one place to another, especially:
  • ## (label) An ascension to Heaven without death.
  • ## (label) A transfer of a bishop from one diocese to another.
  • ## (label) A transfer of a holy relic from one shrine to another.
  • ## (label) A transfer of a disease from one body part to another.
  • (label) The product or end result of an act of translating, in its various senses.
  • Derived terms

    * fan translation * machine translation * translationless * translation studies

    See also

    * interpretation ----