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Definition of transpose verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transpose
    he / she / it transposes
    past simple transposed
    -ing form transposing
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  1. 1 transpose something (formal) to change the order of two or more things synonym reverse Two letters were accidentally transposed and “gun” got printed as “gnu.”
  2. 2 transpose something (from something) (to something) (formal) to move or change something to a different place or environment or into a different form synonym transfer The director transposes Shakespeare's play from 16th century Venice to present-day California.
  3. 3transpose something (music) to write or play a piece of music or a series of notes in a different key
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noun [countable, uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: transpose