Definitions for: Transpose


[n] a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and colums of a give matrix
[v] cause to change places, as of parts, for example
[v] transpose and remain equal in value; of variables or operators, in mathematics; "These operators commute with each other"
[v] transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
[v] change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"
[v] change key, of musical compositions; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
[v] put (a piece of music) into another key
[v] math: transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: commute, counterchange, interchange, permute, transfer, transplant

See Also: alter, arrange, change, change by reversal, map, matrix, represent, reverse, set, shift, shift, transfer, turn

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