Meaning of “transpose” in the English Dictionary

"transpose" in British English

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transposeverb [ T ]

uk /trænˈspəʊz/ us /trænˈspoʊz/

formal to change something from one position to another, or to exchange the positions of two things:

In their latest production they have reworked "King Lear", transposing it to pre-colonial Africa.
The confusion was caused when two numbers were accidentally transposed by someone in the Social Security office.

specialized music to play or write a piece of music in a different key (= set of musical notes based on a particular note) from the one used originally:

The pianist transposed the song into C.
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌtræn.spəˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌtræn.spəˈzɪʃ.ən/

(Definition of “transpose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transpose" in American English

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transposeverb [ T ]

us /trænsˈpoʊz/

to change the order of something:

The total was wrong because I had transposed two numbers.

(Definition of “transpose” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)