- (BIOLOGY) The uptake of "naked"
DNA into a cell thereby altering the cell
genotype of a prokaryote
or eukaryote; one of the three modes
of gene transfer.
- (MATH) In geometry, a change
to an object due to a process such as rotation,
reflection, enlargement, or translation.
In algebra, a transformation is the action of a function;
in other words, what happens when there is a one-to-one mapping between
sets of objects.