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"transformation" in British English

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transformationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌtræns.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-fɚ-/
C1 a ​completechange in the ​appearance or ​character of something or someone, ​especially so that that thing or ​person is ​improved: Local ​people have ​mixedfeelings about the ​planned transformation of ​theirtown into a ​regionalcapital. I'd never ​seen Jose in a ​tuxedo before - it was ​quite a transformation.

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  • There's been a transformation in Carl since he ​started going out with Annie.
  • Have you ​seen the transformation of ​ourgarden?
  • The internet has ​led to a transformation in ​shoppinghabits.
(Definition of transformation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transformation" in American English

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transformationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌtræns·fərˈmeɪ·ʃən/
a ​completechange in the ​appearance or ​character of something or someone: [C] This ​planmeans a ​complete transformation of ​ourorganization. biology Transformation is also a ​permanentchange in a ​cell that ​results when ​DNA comes from a different ​type of ​cell.
(Definition of transformation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transformation" in Business English

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transformationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃən/
the ​process of ​changing completely the character or appearance of something in ​order to ​improve it: Thanks to ​senior management's ​commitment to ​modifyingplanninginfrastructures and processs, the company's transformation continues.transformation of sth We're in the middle of a huge transformation of the way deforestation ​takesplace in Amazonia. Economic ​development is often accompanied by a ​process of transformation in ​corporategovernance. economic/​industrial/​organizational transformation transformation ​processes/​programs a complete/​major/dramatic transformationtransformation from/in/into sth Rapid ​advances in ​informationtechnologies are ​central to transformations in ​local and ​globalmarkets.undergo/go through a transformation Many ​smallbusinesses have undergone a transformation from a delivery-oriented ​approach to a ​strategy of ​innovation.bring about/accomplish/make a transformation Do ​organizations need a ​crisis in ​order to make ​successful transformations?transformation begins/takes place/occurs The organization's transformation occurred largely through HR ​strategicinitiatives and ​culturalchange.
the ​process of ​changing the ​physical or ​chemicalproperties of a substance in ​order to make or ​produce something else: transformation into sth At the state's ethanol ​plantcrops undergo a two-day transformation into ​autofuel.
(Definition of transformation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transformation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 彻底改观, 大变样…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徹底改觀, 大變樣…
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