Trans*pose"(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transposed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Transposing.] [F. transposer; pref. trans- (L. trans across) + poser to put. See Pose.]
1. 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.
2. To change; to transform; to invert.
Things base and vile, holding no quantity,Shak.
Love can transpose to form and dignity.
(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.
(Gram.) To change the natural order of, as words.
(Mus.) To change the key of.
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