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transposeverb [T]

uk   /trænˈspəʊz/  us   /-ˈspoʊz/
formal to ​change something from one ​position to another, or to ​exchange the ​positions of two things: In ​theirlatestproduction 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 ​musicalnotesbased on a ​particularnote) from the one used ​originally: The ​pianist transposed the ​song into C.
transposition
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌtræn.spəˈzɪʃ.ən/
(Definition of transpose from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “transpose”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使换位置, 使互换位置, 使变调…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使換位置, 使互換位置, 使變調…
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