wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past

13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words

Adjacent Words

transportation system
transposable element
transposition cipher

Transpose definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TRANSPOSE, v.t. transpo'ze.
1. To change the place or order of things by putting each in the place of the other; as, to transpose letters, words or propositions.
2. To put out of place.
3. In algebra, to bring any term of an equation over to the other side. Thus if a+b=c, and we make a=c-b, then b is said to be transposed.
4. In grammar, to change the natural order of words.
5. In music, to change the key.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix v
1: change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word" [syn: permute, commute, transpose]
2: transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America" [syn: transfer, transpose, transplant]
3: cause to change places; "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size" [syn: counterchange, transpose, interchange]
4: transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
5: put (a piece of music) into another key
6: exchange positions without a change in value; "These operators commute with each other" [syn: commute, transpose]
7: change key; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb (transposed; transposing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French transposer, from Latin transponere (perfect indicative transposui) to change the position of, from trans- + ponere to put, place more at position Date: 14th century 1. to change in form or nature ; transform 2. to render into another language, style, or manner of expression ; translate 3. to transfer from one place or period to another ; shift 4. to change the relative place or normal order of ; alter the sequence of <transpose letters to change the spelling> 5. to write or perform (a musical composition) in a different key 6. to bring (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other with change of sign Synonyms: see reverse transposable adjective II. noun Date: 1937 a matrix formed from another matrix by interchanging the rows and columns

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 a cause (two or more things) to change places. b change the position of (a thing) in a series. 2 change the order or position of (words or a word) in a sentence. 3 Mus. write or play in a different key. 4 Algebra transfer (a term) with a changed sign to the other side of an equation. Phrases and idioms: transposing instrument Mus. an instrument producing notes different in pitch from the written notes. transposing piano etc. Mus. a piano etc. on which a transposition may be effected mechanically. Derivatives: transposable adj. transposal n. transposer n. Etymology: ME, = transform f. OF transposer (as TRANS-, L ponere put)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Transpose Trans*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transposed; p. pr. & vb. n. Transposing.] [F. transposer; pref. trans- (L. trans across) + poser to put. See Pose.] 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. [R.] Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. --Shak. 3. (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 transposed. 4. (Gram.) To change the natural order of, as words. 5. (Mus.) To change the key of.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(transposes, transposing, transposed) 1. If you transpose something from one place or situation to another, you move it there. Genetic engineers transpose or exchange bits of hereditary material from one organism to the next... = transfer VERB: V n from n to n transposition (transpositions) ...a transposition of 'Macbeth' to third century BC China. N-VAR: oft N of n 2. If you transpose two things, you reverse them or put them in each other's place. Many people inadvertently transpose digits of the ZIP code. = reverse VERB: V n transposition His pen name represented the transposition of his initials and his middle name. N-VAR: oft N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Change the order of (by putting one in place of the other, or substituting one for the other).

Moby Thesaurus

adapt, alternate, arrange, assign, bandy, be quits with, carry over, change, communicate, commute, compensate, compose, consign, convert, cooperate, counterchange, deliver, deport, diffuse, disseminate, evert, exchange, expel, export, extradite, get back at, get even with, give and take, hand forward, hand on, hand over, harmonize, impart, import, instrument, instrumentate, interchange, introvert, intussuscept, invaginate, inverse, invert, logroll, make an adaptation, make over, melodize, metamorphose, metastasize, metathesize, musicalize, orchestrate, pass, pass on, pass over, pass the buck, pay back, perfuse, permute, pronate, put, put to music, reciprocate, relay, render, requite, respond, resupinate, retaliate, return, return the compliment, reverse, revert, revolve, rotate, score, set, set to music, spread, supinate, swap, switch, trade, transcribe, transfer, transfer property, transfigure, transfuse, translate, translocate, transmit, transmogrify, transmute, transplace, transplant, transubstantiate, turn, turn about, turn around, turn down, turn in, turn inside out, turn out, turn over, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn upside down, write


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup