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noun [C or U] uk   /ˌtræns.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-fɚ-/
C1 a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved: Local people have mixed feelings about the planned transformation of their town into a regional capital. I'd never seen Carlo in smart evening clothes before - it was quite a transformation.
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