Definition of transformation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    transformation

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrænsfərˈmeɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a complete change in somebody/something The way in which we work has undergone a complete transformation in the past decade. What a transformation! You look great. transformation (from something) (to/into something) the country’s transformation from dictatorship to democracy
  2. 2[uncountable] used in South Africa to describe the process of making institutions and organizations more democratic a lack of transformation in the private sector
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin transformatio(n-), from the verb transformare (see trans-, form).Extra examples Going to college brought about a dramatic transformation in her outlook. He was struggling to make the transformation from single man to responsible husband. Japan’s transformation into an economic superpower Russia’s transformation to a market economy The transformation from disused docks into city-centre cultural venue took three years. The way we work has undergone a radical transformation in the past decade. This decision marked a fundamental transformation in policy. The country’s transformation from dictatorship to democracy has been peaceful.
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