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TRANSPOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transpose mean? 

TRANSPOSE (noun)
  The noun TRANSPOSE has 1 sense:

1. a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix

  Familiarity information: TRANSPOSE used as a noun is very rare.


TRANSPOSE (verb)
  The verb TRANSPOSE has 7 senses:

1. change the order or arrangement of
2. transfer from one place or period to another
3. cause to change places
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. move from one side of an equation to the other side without a change in value
7. change key

  Familiarity information: TRANSPOSE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSPOSE (noun)


Sense 1transpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("transpose" is a kind of...):

matrix (a rectangular array of elements (or entries) set out by rows and columns)


TRANSPOSE (verb)


Sense 1transpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change the order or arrangement of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

permute; transpose; commute

Context example:

Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word

Hypernyms (to "transpose" is one way to...):

change by reversal; reverse; turn (change to the contrary)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transpose"):

map; represent (to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2transpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer from one place or period to another

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

transpose; transplant; transfer

Context example:

The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America

Hypernyms (to "transpose" is one way to...):

shift (move from one setting or context to another)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3transpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to change places

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

counterchange; interchange; transpose

Context example:

interchange this screw for one of a smaller size

Hypernyms (to "transpose" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4transpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "transpose" is one way to...):

shift; transfer (move around)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5transpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put (a piece of music) into another key

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "transpose" is one way to...):

arrange; set (adapt for performance in a different way)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he transpose his major works over a short period of time?


Sense 6transpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move from one side of an equation to the other side without a change in value

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

commute; transpose

Context example:

These operators commute with each other

Hypernyms (to "transpose" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 7transpose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change key

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Can you transpose this fugue into G major?

Hypernyms (to "transpose" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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