# Transforming vs. Transform: What's the Difference?

## Transforming and Transform Definitions

#### Transforming

To change markedly the appearance or form of
"A thick, fibrous fog had transformed the trees into ghosts and the streetlights into soft, haloed moons" (David Michael Kaplan).

#### Transform

To change markedly the appearance or form of
"A thick, fibrous fog had transformed the trees into ghosts and the streetlights into soft, haloed moons" (David Michael Kaplan).

#### Transforming

To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert
A steam engine transforms heat into mechanical energy.

#### Transform

To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert
A steam engine transforms heat into mechanical energy.

#### Transforming

(Mathematics) To subject to a transformation.

#### Transform

(Mathematics) To subject to a transformation.

#### Transforming

(Electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.

#### Transform

(Electricity) To subject to the action of a transformer.

#### Transforming

(Genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.

#### Transform

(Genetics) To subject (a cell) to transformation.

#### Transforming

To undergo a transformation.

#### Transform

To undergo a transformation.

#### Transforming

The result, especially a mathematical quantity or linguistic construction, of a transformation.

#### Transform

The result, especially a mathematical quantity or linguistic construction, of a transformation.

#### Transforming

Present participle of transform

#### Transform

(transitive) To change greatly the appearance or form of.
The alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.

Transformation

#### Transform

(transitive) To change the nature, condition or function of; to change in nature, disposition, heart, character, etc.; to convert.

#### Transform

To subject to a transformation; to change into another form without altering the value.

#### Transform

To subject to the action of a transformer.

#### Transform

To subject (a cell) to transformation.

#### Transform

(intransitive) To undergo a transformation; to change in appearance or character.

#### Transform

(analysis) An operation (often an integration) that converts one function into another.

#### Transform

(by extension) A function so produced.

#### Transform

A transform fault.

#### Transform

To change the form of; to change in shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as, a caterpillar is ultimately transformed into a butterfly.
Love may transform me to an oyster.

#### Transform

To change into another substance; to transmute; as, the alchemists sought to transform lead into gold.

#### Transform

To change in nature, disposition, heart, character, or the like; to convert.
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.

#### Transform

To change, as an algebraic expression or geometrical figure, into another from without altering its value.

#### Transform

To be changed in form; to be metamorphosed.
His hair transforms to down.

#### Transform

Subject to a mathematical transformation

#### Transform

Change or alter in form, appearance, or nature;
This experience transformed her completely
She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
Transubstantiate one element into another

#### Transform

Change in outward structure or looks;
He transformed into a monster
The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle

#### Transform

Change from one form or medium into another;
Braque translated collage into oil

#### Transform

Convert (one form of energy) to another;
Transform energy to light

#### Transform

Change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

#### Transform

Increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)