Transpose

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.]
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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.
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2. To change; to transform; to invert. [R.]
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Things base and vile, holding no quantity,
Love can transpose to form and dignity.
Shak.
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3. (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.
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4. (Gram.) To change the natural order of, as words.
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5. (Mus.) To change the key of.
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