The act of transforming, or the state of being transformed; change of form or condition.
Any change in an organism which alters its general character and mode of life, as in the development of the germ into the embryo, the egg into the animal, the larva into the insect (metamorphosis), etc.; also, the change which the histological units of a tissue are prone to undergo. See Metamorphosis.
Change of one from of material into another, as in assimilation; metabolism; metamorphosis.
The imagined possible or actual change of one metal into another; transmutation.
A change in disposition, heart, character, or the like; conversion.
The change, as of an equation or quantity, into another form without altering the value.
Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military. Barack Obama