• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Transformism (Biol) The hypothesis, or doctrine, that living beings have originated by the modification of some other previously existing forms of living matter; -- opposed to abiogenesis.
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Beauty is shocked as the beast transforms into the prince Beauty is shocked as the beast transforms into the prince
Frontispiece. Stages in the Transformations of a Gnat Frontispiece. Stages in the Transformations of a Gnat

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transformism In Italian history, the parliamentary situation and the financial and administrative policies and methods which marked the premiership of Agostino Depretis (1876–86). See the extract.
    • n transformism In biology, the fact or the doctrine of such modification of specific characters in any organism as suffices to change one species into a different species, whether immediately or in the course of time; transmutation of species (see transmutation, 1). The term has nothing to do with the transformation or metamorphosis which any organism may undergo in the course of its individual life-cycle. It has attached to some extreme views of the natural possibilities of transmutation, as of a plant into an animal, a horsehair into a hairworm, and the like—nothing of this sort being known as a fact in nature. But in the scientific conception of the term, transformism, like transmutation in its biological sense, is simply the doctrine of descent with modification on accepted principles of evolution, and, so understood, commands the assent of nearly all biologists. See Darwinism, evolution, 2 , selection, 3, species, 5, transmutation, 1 , and transpeciation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Transformism the theory of the development of one species from another
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  • Dr. Laura Schlessinger
    Dr. Laura Schlessinger
    “Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”
  • Vash Young
    Vash Young
    “Any experience can be transformed into something of value.”
  • Carl Jung
    “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
  • Samuel Smiles
    “An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.”
  • Carl Jung
    “There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. transformisme,


In literature:

Transform the ideas of men, and society will be transformed.
"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury
The transformation was as sudden as it was marvelous.
"Cast Adrift" by T. S. Arthur
Honour among thieves transformed into honour among victims and their murderers.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
It would be transformed into a deadly menace.
"The Flaming Forest" by James Oliver Curwood
A few hours had transformed him into Gregson's old appreciation of the fighting man.
"Flower of the North" by James Oliver Curwood
This was a transformed Chopin indeed, a Chopin transposed to the key of manliness.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
But what a transformation had taken place in the way!
"The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood The Autobiography Of Georg Ebers, Complete" by Georg Ebers
This drama is composed of fourteen acts and no end of tableaux, in addition to transformation scenes.
"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan" by Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
A transforming silence ensued.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
I will transform myself!
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Benfey explains the "transformation combat" as originating in the disputes between Buddhists and Brahmans.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
By dint of money, the wild bank where swine had formerly pastured had been transformed into a superb avenue skirting the Gave.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
And so the thought that all Europe was transformed into a vast camp filled the General with anger and disgust.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
By dint of money, the wild bank where swine had formerly pastured had been transformed into a superb avenue skirting the Gave.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
A congruence-group is a finite continuous group of one-one transformations, containing the identical transformation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
Urvaci, offended, flees; she enters a wood to hide herself, and is transformed into a creeper.
"Zoological Mythology, Volume I (of 2)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
To this we can compare the AEsopian fable of the young man who, in love with a cat, beseeches Venus to transform her into a woman.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Mary's word produced a transformation in the world, and though it "knew Him not," it was never the same world again.
"Mater Christi" by Mother St. Paul
Their transforming influences at home and abroad.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
Moreover, the streams brought down silt into the valleys, transforming them into malarious marshes.
"Biblical Geography and History" by Charles Foster Kent

In poetry:

Here are two pupils
whose moons of black
transform to cripples
all who look:
"On Looking Into The Eyes Of A Demon Lover" by Sylvia Plath
The land of the lakes
Shall no more know the prospect
Of valleys and brakes—
So transformed is her aspect!
"The Downfall Of The Gael" by Samuel Ferguson
The vilest spot upon the earth,
Through sunshine, air, and rain,
May be transformed in ev'ry part
And purified again.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite
But come with me when sunset's magic old
Transforms the ruin of that ancient house;
When windows, one by one,--
Like age's eyes, that youth's love-dreams arouse,--
Grow lairs of fire; and glad mouths of gold
Its wide doors, in the sun.
"The Old House" by Madison Julius Cawein
Losing too is still ours; and even forgetting
still has a shape in the kingdom of transformation.
When something's let go of, it circles; and though we are
rarely the center
of the circle, it draws around us its unbroken, marvelous
"For Hans Carossa" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Friend! quail not! This same gloomy tide
Rolling its fearful breakers to the shore,
Shall be transform'd, upon the other side,
Into the crystal Life-stream, shaded o'er
By Paradisal groves, whose mellow fruit
Shall heal the sorrows of the destitute.
"The Dark River" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

Giant Screen Transforms Cabana into Theater.
The Cadence transformation has not gone unnoticed by independent bank rating agencies.
DETROIT — It's as Halloween as candy and plastic pumpkins, but the makeup that transforms little ones into a vampire or kitty cat could be hazardous to children's health, according to an environmental group in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Illinois has more than 12,000 professional social workers, all of whom dedicate their careers to either helping people transform their lives, or improve environments that make such progress possible.
A transformer fire sparked just before 3 pm at 435 West Main Street and may have caused the outage, according to Heartland Fire.
Price + Innovation = Transformation.
Once a sleepy agricultural area, Paso Robles on California's Central Coast has witnessed a wine boom that has transformed the area into a bustling tourist mecca.
The leaves explode from a bare, chokeless center, their olive green transformed to gold through hot-oil alchemy.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif — Jelena Jankovic, as well as compatriots Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic, are the three players who transformed Serbia into a tennis power.
Shamed New York Governor Eliot Spitzer 's sex scandal was transformed into a movie, and now his former call girl is getting her own Hollywood ending.
Sullivan County Transformation Choir performs "Come Touch the Robe" by Pepper Choplin at Presbyterian Church, 7:30pm, free-will offering.
Cantor will leave a campus and city transformed.
Civil disobedience is a transformation of consciousness, a sudden revelation that something new must be done.
'Transformers': An epic clanking battle.
Ryan Clapper appointed to clinical transformation director at St Joseph's Hospital.

In science:

If two polynomial knots of the same degree are LR-equivalent by polynomial transformations, are they path equivalent? This is true if the transformations of the domain and range are tame. (Tame transformations are by definition a composition of maps which add a polynomial multiple of one row to another row.
Polynomial knots
Indeed, when λ is null, the gauge transformations g (t) are independent of the gauge transformation g (~x) and the two sets of transformations commute.
Infrared-suppressed gluon propagator in 4d Yang-Mills theory in a Landau-like gauge
The proof of this involved some more transforms, like the S transform, and the actual value of these transforms for µc .
Free deconvolution for signal processing applications
We shall first argue that the transformations generated by these generators require noncommutative transformation parameters, and then perform a Noether analysis for the corresponding description of symmetry transformations.
First results of the Noether theorem for Hopf-algebra spacetime symmetries
Now, an arbitrary pro jective transformation can be represented as T Ψ−1AΨ, where A is a rotation of the sphere S d and T is an affine transformation, and it is obvious that a product of factorable transformations is factorable.
Support theorems for the Radon transform and Cram\'er-Wold theorems
Popular examples are the Fourier transform or the Haar transform which leads to robustness against transformations of the data by integration over these.
Basics of Feature Selection and Statistical Learning for High Energy Physics
The half-sided Fourier transforms (11) and odd Fourier transforms (13) were calculated numerically from the full Fourier transform by consecutive application of backward and forward integral transforms.
Preservation of Positivity by Dynamical Coarse-Graining
Strong) transformations. A transformation is a kind of bicategorical natural transformation of functors. A transformation of two represented pseudofunctors, B(B , −) and B(A, −) is given by (1) A family of functors FC : B(B , C ) → B(A, C ).
Morita Theory For Derived Categories: A Bicategorical Perspective
In other words, a transformation F is a strong transformation if and only if it has a right adjoint transformation.
Morita Theory For Derived Categories: A Bicategorical Perspective
The gauge transformation can be expressed by the Lie derivative L(T ) as A(λ, µ) = exp{µL(T )}A(λ, µ = 0), where µ is the parameter characterizing the size of the gauge transformation and A(λ, µ = 1) is the transformed variable and A(λ, µ = 0) = A(λ) is the original variable.
Long wavelength limit of evolution of nonlinear cosmological perturbations
It may be suggested that the fact of the far more Gaussian distribution in the transformed variable is related to the choice of the transformation whose functional form is that of Fisher’s z-transformation (Fisher 1915).
Constrained correlation functions
We have also shown recently (Négadi, 2009) that there exist symmetry transformations, including Rumer’s transformation, leaving the sequence (11) “invariant” and therefore robust against transformations (mutations) on the first base of the codon.
A taylor-made arithmetic model of the genetic code and applications
Since it very much resemblances the use of the classical Fourier transform method to solve linear partial differential equations, the inverse scattering transform is also known as the nonlinear Fourier transform.
A Paley-Wiener Theorem for Periodic Scattering with Applications to the Korteweg-de Vries Equation
With notation as above, let HV ∈ Div(V ) be the proper transform in V of H , and for each 1 ≤ i ≤ k, let Ei ∈ Div(V ) be the proper transform in V of the exceptional divisor of the monoidal transformation Vi → Vi−1 .
An upper bound for the height for regular affine automorphisms of A^n
HW ∈ Div(W ) is the proper transform in W of H , and for each 1 ≤ j ≤ l, let Fj ∈ Div(W ) be the proper transform in W of the exceptional divisor of the monoidal transformation Wj → Wj−1 .
An upper bound for the height for regular affine automorphisms of A^n