Transpose

Definition of Transpose

Trans`pose´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Transposed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Transposing.]
1.To change the place or order of; to substitute one for the other of; to exchange, in respect of position; as, to transpose letters, words, or propositions.
2.To change; to transform; to invert.
Things base and vile, holding no quantity,
Love can transpose to form and dignity.
- Shak.
3.(Alg.) To bring, as any term of an equation, from one side over to the other, without destroying the equation; thus, if a + b = c, and we make a = c - b, then b is said to be transposed.
4.(Gram.) To change the natural order of, as words.
5.(Mus.) To change the key of.

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