# transpose

### Etymology 1

From (*etyl*) transposer, from (*etyl*) perfect passive participle *transpositus'', from ''transponere'', to put across, from ''trans'', across, and ''ponere *, to put
#### Verb

(*transpos*)
To reverse or change the order of (two or more things); to swap or interchange.
(music) To rewrite or perform (a piece) in another key
(algebra) To move (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other, reversing the sign of the term. In matrix mathematics, the process of rearranging elements in a matrix, by interchanging their respective row and column positional indicators.
#### Adjective

(

*en adjective*)

(adjective, algebra) In matrix mathematics, a matrix with the characteristic of having been transposed from a given matrix.
#### Noun

(*s*)
(adjective, algebra) In matrix mathematics, the resulting matrix, derived from performing a transpose operation on a given matrix.
##### Synonyms

* (''reverse or change the order of'): exchange, interchange, swap, swap over, swap round, switch
##### Derived terms

* transposable
* transposal
* transposase
* transposer
* transposing
* transposition
* transposon
### Etymology 2

From the verb.
#### Noun

(

*en noun*)

(linear algebra) In matrix mathematics, the process of rearranging elements in a matrix, by interchanging their respective row and column positional indicators.