[ US /tɹænˈspoʊz/ ]
  1. exchange positions without a change in value
    These operators commute with each other
  2. put (a piece of music) into another key
  3. change key
    Can you transpose this fugue into G major?
  4. cause to change places
    interchange this screw for one of a smaller size
  5. transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
  6. transfer from one place or period to another
    The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America
  7. change the order or arrangement of
    Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word
  1. a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix
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How To Use transpose In A Sentence

  • It checks bank account numbers before accepting them and will detect many common transcription errors, including incorrectly entered and transposed characters. Times, Sunday Times
  • She transposed the song into a different key.
  • Actual Hebrew letters in original. mem and tet are transposed, kaph and vav look just like resh. * = final forms.p. 52, note "54". Mysticism and its Results Being an Inquiry into the Uses and Abuses of Secrecy
  • Suppose two adjacent digits, cd, are transposed to dc.
  • Instead of searching for a modern definition of culture, Nietzsche transposes an archaic ideal of culture (modeled after the stratified society of ancient Greece) onto modern society.
  • The confusion was caused when two numbers were accidentally transposed by a Social Security clerk.
  • Can you transpose this fugue into G major?
  • Francis Ysidro Edgeworth was originally named Ysidro Francis Edgeworth but transposed his forenames.
  • In this future setting mankind transposed modern nautical and naval terminology to their spacefaring starships.
  • Italians today use the more prosaic besciamella, which is the sound of the French word transposed into Italian with an extra la stuck on the end to give it a more homely ring. Delizia!
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