• WordNet 3.6
    • n transformer an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transformer a toy consisting of a figure or representation of an object, constructed of interlocking parts in such a way that a series of turning or twisting motions of the parts can transform the object from one type of object to a different type of object, such as from an animal to an automobile.
    • Transformer One who, or that which, transforms. Specif. Elec, an apparatus for producing from a given electrical current another current of different voltage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transformer A transformer designed for use in multiple with other transformers on the same circuit.
    • n transformer A name sometimes given to the dynamostatic machine of Elihu Thomson.
    • n transformer One who or that which transforms. The alternate-current transformer, which is the one most extensively used in electricity, is an apparatus similar to an induction-coil, consisting of two coils of insulated wire wound on an iron core for the purpose of furnishing, by means of a current of small quantity and high potential in one circuit, a current of large quantity and low potential in another circuit. One of the coils, called the primary, of comparatively high resistance and large number of turns, is included in the high-potential circuit, while the other is included in the low-potential circuit. The mechanical transformer consists of a motor driven by a high-potential current, combined with a dynamo driven by this motor, and furnishing a current of potential and quantity adapted to the circumstances where it is to be used. This form is applicable to direct as well as to alternating currents.
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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.”


In literature:

There was a strong moral shock which for the moment transformed him.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Yet the entire forest was transformed.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
He was suddenly transformed into a patient in a nursing-home.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
The whole is transformed to a big song of praise ever in higher harmonies.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
She was transformed under his glance.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Religious ideals can make strange transformations in man's disposition and tastes.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
Within the cocoons, in two or three days they transform to pupae of a reddish brown color, densely clothed with short pale yellowish hairs.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891" by Various
It arrested the hand playing with the dog; it held and transformed the whole man.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The witty and fascinating man of the world was transformed into a pious and gloomy ascetic.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
A glorious Colorado sunset had just reached the wonderful height of its color and transformation.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Carelessly as he greeted the mother and daughters, his entrance, however, transformed them.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The good people expressed themselves as "fairly maizelt" by the transformation.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Since the war began they had undergone a great psychic transformation.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Halls and temples are transformed beneath his gaze.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
She transformed my poor wife into a Golden Pig, and I must have revenge for that, whatever else we do.
"Glinda of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
But on looking closer, they were found to be transformed into statues of stone.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Witches transformed into cats.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
For this he was degraded from the rank of humanity, and transformed into a monkey.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
Could the part not be transformed into that of a Highland piper?
"Under One Flag" by Richard Marsh
But on looking closer, they were found to be transformed into statues of stone.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft

In poetry:

"Ah, why a vestal to a 'fiend' transform,
Bid to my steeps thy glitt'ring bands repair,
Direct with cruel aim their arrowy storm,
And chain a goddess to the 'northern bear?'
"The Complaint Of The Goddess Of The Glaciers To Doctor Darwin" by Helen Maria Williams
The world sits at the feet of Christ,
Unknowing, blind, and unconsoled;
It yet shall touch His garment's fold,
And feel the heavenly Alchemist
Transform its very dust to gold.
"The Over-Heart" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When Satan essay'd with success to deceive
(Transform'd to a serpent) our Grandmother Eve;
We then for an apple were sold ev'ry one,
And none cou'd redeem us, but Jesus alone:
"A Rehearsal Of Christ's Love Towards The World" by Rees Prichard
Oh darling Eric, why did you
For my fond affection sue,
And then with surgeons artful aid
Transform yourself into a maid?
So now in petticoats you go
And people call you Erico.
"Erico" by Robert W Service
But that keen anguish, which incessant springs,
Which some new pang with recollection brings,
Offspring of love transform'd to deadly hate,
Unrivall'd stands in the dark book of fate.
"Expiring Amity" by Judith Sargent Murray
A MASK—a perpetual natural disguiser of herself,
Concealing her face, concealing her form,
Changes and transformations every hour, every moment,
Falling upon her even when she sleeps.
"Visor'd" by Walt Whitman

In news:

These collections transform wine barrels and nautical timbers into uniquely designed hardwood solutions.
Lewis' classic story of good versus evil is once again transformed into a major motion picture.
14.5 million Castilleja sports complex Private school unveils gym designed to transform traditional PE class to fitness philosophy.
We often describe makeup as fun, transformative, and sexy.
The transformed Remand Centre is supposed to provide affordable housing in the Downtown Eastside.
So much was being done for the first time that people joked that they were transforming a Cessna into a 747 -- in flight.
With his series of "Card Players," Cézanne reclaimed — and transformed — an activity from 17th-century genre painting.
Gary talks Packers, Lions and Transformers.
Samantha Murray, transformation director, US refining procurement, BP.
The radical transformation of the woman behind some of hip-hop's biggest hits.
Becoming Chaz' on OWN — Chastity Bono's emotional transformation.
Transforming your holiday recipes for diabetes.
Over the past nine months, filmmaker and artist Farrah Hoffmire has transformed herself into a goat cheesemaker, crafting batches of Giddy Goat Cheese from Split Creek Farms' raw milk and selling them at the Charleston Farmers Market.
Transform weeknight chicken breast into a meal everyone will love.
New Chief Executive Officer Marc A Reiser To Lead Transformation At The National Notary Association.

In science:

Fourier transform will map | Ek i 7→ | ki, and then one can easily approximate | ki 7→ eiλk t | ki for any efficiently computable function λk , and then apply the quantum Fourier transform to map | ki 7→ | Ek i and thus effectively compute the transformation | Ek i 7→ eiλk t | Ek i.
Quantum Algorithms
Here the input is a blackbox transformation (or oracle) —which in the quantum setting is given as a unitary transformation as in Eq. (6) —and our goal is to discover some property of the transformation by querying it as few times as possible.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
How does the CS modification transform under parity? First, applying such a transformation to the action one finds that S is invariant (ie. parity even) if and only if ϑ transforms as a pseudo-scalar ˆP [ϑ] = −ϑ.
Chern-Simons Modified General Relativity
The nonlinear coordinate transformation using the linear transformation (T )i induces a linear component transformation at each point.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
The transformation properties of each are related by inversion - the transformation of raised (lowered) index objets is the inverse transformation as the lowered (raised) index objects.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
So, we have basis vectors which transform with lowered indices, and components which transform according to the inverse transformation with upper indices.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
Notice that if an observer is on a timelike geodesic, there does not exist a continuous Lorentz transformation that will transform him to a spacelike or timelike geodesic. in fact, it is not possible to use a continuous Lorentz transformation to transform between any two of the three types of vectors.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
The transformation may be a spacetime transformation, like a translation, rotation or a Lorentz boost, or it may be a gauge transformation, like U (1), SU (2), SU (3), etc.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
The specialization Ik,a ( πi 2 ) leads us to a (k , a)-generalized Fourier transform Fk,a (up to a phase factor), which reduces to the Fourier transform (a = 2 and k ≡ 0), the Dunkl transform Dk (a = 2 and k ≡ 0), and the Hankel-type transform (a = 1 and k ≡ 0).
Algebraic analysis of minimal representations
Although this does not present an immediate problem - such a transformation is internally consistent and produces the correct outcome statistics - we cannot transform such a circuit back into the reference circuit using unitary transformations.
Generalized self-testing and the security of the 6-state protocol
The qubit-wise transformation applied transformations Z into Y , so the multi-party states are also transformed correctly.
Generalized self-testing and the security of the 6-state protocol
Three different types of nonsmooth transformations are discussed as follows: positional coordinate transformation, state variables transformation, and temporal transformations.
Non-Smooth Spatio-Temporal Coordinates in Nonlinear Dynamics
Linear transformations are easy to work with and have the property that lines are taken to lines. Affine transformations are not much more complicated than linear transformations and do not have the restriction that the origin be taken to the origin.
Fractal Homeomorphism for Bi-affine Iterated Function Systems
Indeed, when we construct optimal tests in the testing problems for Gaussian distributions, we perform the suitable orthogonal transformation (called the Helmert transformation) to the random variables distributed according to the Gaussian distributions, and erase useless parts in the transformed random variables.
Quantum hypothesis testing for quantum Gaussian states: Quantum analogues of chi-square, t and F tests
Finally, the third part evaluates a transformation of the matching objective and shows how using a transformed learning objective can enhance performance on the transformed matching problem.
A Framework for Optimizing Paper Matching