• WordNet 3.6
    • v transpose cause to change places "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"
    • v transpose change the order or arrangement of "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"
    • v transpose change key "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
    • v transpose exchange positions without a change in value "These operators commute with each other"
    • v transpose transfer from one place or period to another "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
    • v transpose put (a piece of music) into another key
    • v transpose transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
    • n transpose a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transpose (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.
    • Transpose (Mus) To change the key of.
    • Transpose (Gram) To change the natural order of, as words.
    • Transpose 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.
    • Transpose To change; to transform; to invert. "Things base and vile, holding no quantity,
      Love can transpose to form and dignity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • transpose In electricity, to interchange as to position (the two parallel wires) of an electric circuit, specifically of a telephone circuit, so as to reduce inductive action from neighboring circuits. See transposition, 7.
    • transpose To remove to a different place; transfer; transport.
    • transpose To cause (two or, less frequently, more objects) to change places.
    • transpose In algebra, to bring, as any term of an equation, over from one side to the other side. See transposition, 2.
    • transpose In rhetoric, to change the usual order of (words).
    • transpose In music, to alter the tonality of (a piece or passage) from a given tonality, either in performance or in transcription. See transposition, 4.
    • transpose To transform.
    • n transpose Transposition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Transpose trans-pōz′ to put each in the place of the other: to change, as the order of words, or the key in music
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. transposer,; pref. trans-,L. trans, across) + poser, to put. See Pose
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. transponĕretrans, across, ponĕre, to place.


In literature:

The words we'll transpose, so wherever he goes His name shall be called Little John.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Marks locating the other features are likewise transposed in vertical and horizontal portions.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Church and State have become transposed in their significance.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
So the good, which in itself is spiritual only, is transposed into a natural power.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
The only way to take the spirit of Mohammed out of those words is to transpose them so they will not say what he said.
"The Spirit and the Word" by Zachary Taylor Sweeney
S. 971 and 972 should be transposed in p. 72.
"Proserpina, Volume 2" by John Ruskin
At the rehearsal, the piano being one-half note out of tune, he transposed it into C sharp, playing it without the notes.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
Supply the blanks with words to complete the sense, and transpose them into an appropriate proverb, with no letter repeated.
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 2, December, 1877" by Various
Each etude must also be transposed, for it would never do to play an etude twice in the same key for my father.
"Piano Mastery" by Harriette Brower
Transpose the 'r' and the 'a,' and that looks uncommonly like John Darche.
"Marion Darche" by F. Marion Crawford

In poetry:

All the science and the verse,
Eastern, European;
Rearrange, transpose, disperse:
There’s the Bodleian!
"Cubes" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
There ponder'd, felt I,
If worms, snakes, loathsome grubs, may to sweet spiritual songs be
If vermin so transposed, so used, so bless'd may be,
"Wandering At Morn" by Walt Whitman
Truth was, my outward eyes were closed,
Although I did not know it;
Deep into dream-land I had dozed,
And thus was happily transposed
From proser into poet.
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell
Engine against th' Almightie, sinner's-towre,
Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,
The six-daies' world-transposing in an houre,
A kinde of tune, which all things heare and feare;
"Prayer" by George Herbert

In news:

Chekhov Transposed in Sex and Tempo.
I want ot build the jig to build some drawers and am not good at transposing the photos to true measurements.
Useful octave and single-step transpose buttons.
Chekhov Transposed in Sex and Tempo.
Transposing the Icons of Google Maps Into the Real World.
Sending the data to AAVSO Headquarters Three decades ago, I would save all my data sheets until month's end when I'd transpose all variable-star estimates (often numbering in the hundreds) onto AAVSO observing forms.
They are simply the basic principles of Agile software development transposed to the retail clothing sector.
Georg Büchner's tragedy, transposed to 1950s South Africa in Woyzeck on the Highveld.
This is not a movie about ballet—it is a ballet: Tchaikovsky's evening-length Swan Lake transposed into a modern psychosexual thriller, an edgy cinematic re-make of a dance classic.
A spokesman for the DOT told News Channel 8 that it was human error: someone transposed two numbers on Tong's license, putting someone else's record under his name.
Rohde & Schwarz unveils TV transposer/gap filler .
Rohde & Schwarz has unveiled the new R&S XV7002 TV transposer/gap filler for efficient operation of digital TV transmitter networks in DVB-T systems.
TED JACKSON / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Internationally known tenor Paul Groves rehearses for his role as Riccardo in Verdi's opera 'A Masked Ball,' which the New Orleans Opera has transposed to 19th century Louisiana.
This image from a geographical information system basemap database shows land parcel boundaries in Santa Clara County, California, transposed onto an aerial photograph.
Director Eric Zivot transposes the Shakespeare comedy from the Elizabethan era to the age of Aquarius.

In science:

An s-matrix of the character ring of G is the transposed character table of G.
Fusion algebras for imprimitive complex reflection groups
Therefore, Di is a trivial superalgebra, that is, Di ⊆ R¯0 , and τ acts on Di as a usual transpose.
Group gradings on superinvolution simple superalgebras
AT is the transpose of A), where the elements of the (L − 1) × N matrix A are independent and identically distributed Gaussian random variables.
Spectral Density of Sparse Sample Covariance Matrices
Take for instance the permutation σ ∈ S3 that transposes the first two labels and fixes the third.
Multivariate Lag-Windows and Group Representations
Thus we have a pseudo-representation ˜ρ which maps σ ∈ Sk to ρ(σ)′ , the transpose of ρ(σ).
Multivariate Lag-Windows and Group Representations