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Transform vs. Expand

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Transformverb

(transitive) To change greatly the appearance or form of.

‘The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.’;

Expandverb

(transitive) To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one; to spread out or lay open.

‘You can expand this compact umbrella to cover a large table.’;

Transformverb

(transitive) To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.

Expandverb

(transitive) To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).

‘A flower expands its leaves.’;

Transformverb

To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.

Expandverb

(transitive) To express (something) at length and/or in detail.

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Transformverb

To subject to the action of a transformer.

Expandverb

To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.

‘Use the binomial theorem to expand’; ‘x4 + 4x3 + 6x2 + 4x + 1.’;

Transformverb

To subject (a cell) to transformation.

Expandverb

To multiply both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same natural number yielding a fraction of equal value

Transformverb

(intransitive) To undergo a transformation; to change in appearance or character.

Expandverb

(intransitive) To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.

‘Many materials expand when heated.’; ‘This compact umbrella expands to cover a large table.’;

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Transformnoun

(mathematics) the result of a transformation

Expandverb

(intransitive) To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.

Transformverb

To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly.

‘Love may transform me to an oyster.’;

Expandverb

(intransitive) To speak or write at length or in detail.

‘He's so pedantic, he expands on everything!’;

Transformverb

To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.

Expandverb

(intransitive) To feel generous or optimistic.

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Transformverb

To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert.

‘Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.’;

Expandverb

To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.

‘Then with expanded wings he steers his flight.’;

Transformverb

To change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value.

Expandverb

To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; - opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.

Transformverb

To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed.

‘His hair transforms to down.’;

Expandverb

To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.

Transformverb

subject to a mathematical transformation

Expandverb

To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy.

Transformverb

change or alter in form, appearance, or nature;

‘This experience transformed her completely’; ‘She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture’; ‘transubstantiate one element into another’;

Expandverb

extend in one or more directions;

‘The dough expands’;

Transformverb

change in outward structure or looks;

‘He transformed into a monster’; ‘The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle’;

Expandverb

become larger in size or volume or quantity;

‘his business expanded rapidly’;

Transformverb

change from one form or medium into another;

‘Braque translated collage into oil’;

Expandverb

make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity;

‘expand the house by adding another wing’;

Transformverb

convert (one form of energy) to another;

‘transform energy to light’;

Expandverb

grow stronger;

‘The economy was booming’;

Transformverb

change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

Expandverb

exaggerate or make bigger;

‘The charges were inflated’;

Transformverb

increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

Expandverb

add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing;

‘She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation’;

Expandverb

expand the influence of;

‘The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent’;

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