Transformation

A major organizational change from the present state to a new/preferred state in which CQI flourishes. The primary steps involved in moving an organization through a transformation are present state, unfreezing, transition period, refreezing, and new/preferred state.

transformation

Any alteration in the properties of a cell that is stably inherited by its progeny. Classical example was the transformation of Diplococcus pneumoniae to virulence by DNA, achieved in 1944 by Avery, MacLeod & McCarty. Currently usually refers to malignant transformation, but is used in other senses also, such as blast transformation of lymphocytes, which can be distinguished only by context. Malignant transformation is a change in animal cells in culture that usually greatly increases their ability to cause tumours when injected into animals. (It is assumed that parallel changes occur during carcinogenesis in vivo ). Transformation can be recognized by changes in growth characteristics, particularly in requirements for macromolecular growth factors, and often also by changes in morphology. ...

Transformation

A genetic engineering procedure whereby a piece of foreign DNA is transferred to a cell thus conferring upon it novel characters. Also, the change of a normal to a malignant cell.

Transformation

In prokaryotes, the natural or induced uptake and expression of a foreign DNA sequence--typically a recombinant plasmid in experimental systems. In higher eukaryotes, the conversion of cultured cells to a malignant phenotype--typically through infection by a tumor virus or transfection with an oncogene. (See Transformant, Transformation efficiency....
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transformation

A process in which exogenous DNA is taken up by a (recipient) cell or protoplast, in which it may be incorporated into the chromosome (or, e.g., into a plasmid) by homologous recombination or converted into an autonomous replicon. The DNA (transforming or donor DNA) may be a fragment of chromosomal DNA from a related strain, a plasmid, or a viral g...
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transformation

[n] - (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system 2. [n] - a qualitative change 3. [n] - a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure 4. [n] - (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporatio...
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transformation

The conversion of a substrate into a particular product, irrespective of reagents or mechanisms involved. For example, the transformation of aniline (C6H5NH2) into N-phenylacetamide (C6H5NHCOCH3) may be effected by use of acetyl chloride or acetic anhydride or ketene. A transformatio...
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Transformation

In genetics, the transfer of genes by one organism taking up DNA belonging to another organism of the same or different species
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transformation

The moving of a figure by a translation, reflection, or rotation
Examples:
translation
rotation
reflection
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transformation

<chemistry> The change of form or structure, conversion from one form to another. ... <oncology> The change that a normal cell undergoes as it becomes malignant. In eukaryotes, the conversion of normal cells to malignant cells in cell culture. ... Origin: L. Formatio = formation ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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transformation

transmutation noun a qualitative change
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transformation

noun the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; `a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface`
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transformation

noun a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure into another related syntactic structure
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transformation

noun (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
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transformation

(trans″for-ma┬┤shәn) change of form or structure; conversion from one form to another. in oncology, the change that a normal cell undergoes as it becomes malignant. bacterial transformation the exchange of genetic material between strains of bacteria by the transf...
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Transformation

• (n.) Change of one from of material into another, as in assimilation; metabolism; metamorphosis. • (n.) The change, as of an equation or quantity, into another form without altering the value. • (n.) 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...
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transformation

(from the article `trigonometry`) A transformation of coordinates in a plane is a change from one coordinate system to another. Thus, a point in the plane will have two sets of ... ...cases of projective geometry. In each case the common features that, in Klein`s opinion, made them geometries were that there were a set of ... In 1871...
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transformation

(from the article `clay mineral`) In nature both mineral formation mechanisms, neoformation and transformation, are induced by weathering and hydrothermal and diagenetic actions.
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transformation

in biology, one of several processes by which genetic material in the form of `naked` deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is transferred between microbial ... [3 related articles]
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transformation

(trans- + L. formatio formation) change of form or structure; conversion from one form to another. In oncology, the change that a normal cell undergoes as it becomes malignant. In eukaryotes, the conversion of normal cells to malignant cells in cell culture.
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Transformation

bacterial cells are transformed genetically by absorbing and incorporating in their own cells genetic material secreted by, or released during rupture of, other bacteria.
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Transformation

[combinatorics] In combinatorial mathematics, the notion of transformation is used with several slightly different meanings.{which|date=August 2014} Informally, a transformation of a set of N values is an arrangement of those values into a particular order, where values may be repeated, but the ordered list is N elements in length. Thus, th...
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Transformation

[patent law] After a lecture on his Martinique expedition in Honolulu, Jaggar was approached by Lorrin A. Thurston a prominent Honolulu lawyer and businessman. Thurston, like Jaggar, believed that Kilauea was a prime site for a permanent volcano observatory and inquired of Jaggar, `Is it then a question of money?`. Within a year of this con...
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TRANSFORMATION

One of the basic effects in magic, in which an object changes into a different item.
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transformation

A process by which the genetic material carried by an individual cell is altered by incorporation of exogenous DNA into its genome.
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