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 for transformation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transformation \Trans`for*ma"tion\, n. [L. transformatio: cf.
     transformation.]
     The act of transforming, or the state of being transformed;
     change of form or condition. Specifically: 
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     (a) (Biol.) Any change in an organism which alters its
         general character and mode of life, as in the development
         of the germ into the embryo, the egg into the animal, the
         larva into the insect (metamorphosis), etc.; also, the
         change which the histological units of a tissue are prone
         to undergo. See Metamorphosis.
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         [1913 Webster]
     (b) (Physiol.) Change of one from of material into another,
         as in assimilation; metabolism; metamorphosis.
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     (c) (Alchemy) The imagined possible or actual change of one
         metal into another; transmutation.
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     (d) (Theol.) A change in disposition, heart, character, or
         the like; conversion.
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     (e) (Math.) The change, as of an equation or quantity, into
         another form without altering the value.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  transformation
      n 1: a qualitative change [syn: transformation,
           transmutation, shift]
      2: (mathematics) a function that changes the position or
         direction of the axes of a coordinate system
      3: a rule describing the conversion of one syntactic structure
         into another related syntactic structure
      4: (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake
         and incorporation of exogenous DNA
      5: the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a
         photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional
         surface" [syn: transformation, translation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  122 Moby Thesaurus words for "transformation":
     Fabianism, about-face, act drop, addition, alchemy, alteration,
     approximation, asbestos, asbestos board, assimilation, assumption,
     avatar, backdrop, batten, becoming, border, catabolism, catalysis,
     change, change-over, changeover, cloth, consubstantiation,
     conversion, coulisse, counterweight, curtain, curtain board,
     cyclorama, decor, differentiation, displacement, division, drop,
     drop curtain, equation, evolution, extrapolation, extremism,
     fire curtain, flat, flip-flop, flipper, gradualism, growth,
     hanging, heterotopia, integration, interpolation, inversion,
     involution, lapse, meliorism, metabolism, metagenesis,
     metamorphism, metamorphosis, metastasis, metathesis,
     metempsychosis, modification, multiplication, mutant, mutated form,
     mutation, naturalization, notation, passage, permutation, practice,
     progress, progressivism, proportion, radical reform, radicalism,
     rag, re-formation, reconversion, reduction, reform, reformation,
     reformism, regeneration, reincarnation, resolution, reversal,
     revisionism, revolution, scene, scenery, screen, shift, side scene,
     sport, stage screw, subtraction, switch, switch-over, tab, tableau,
     teaser, tormentor, transanimation, transfiguration,
     transfigurement, transformation scene, transformism, transit,
     transition, translation, translocation, transmigration,
     transmogrification, transmutation, transposition,
     transubstantiation, turning into, utopianism, volte-face, wing,
     wingcut, woodcut
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  program transformation
  transformation
  
     The systematic development of efficient programs from
     high-level specifications by meaning-preserving program
     manipulations.  Also known as optimisation.  See fusion,
     loop combination, peephole optimisation, register
     allocation, tupling, unfold/fold.
  

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