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transform into (someone or something)

1. To undergo a change or conversion into someone or something with a markedly or drastically different appearance, form, nature, or function. The caterpillar transforms into a butterfly after pupating in a chrysalis. Tom was quite the anxious introvert during high school, but he transformed into a self-confident and gregarious young man during college. The chemical reaction causes the solution to transform into a solid.
2. To cause someone or something to undergo such a change or conversion. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "transform" and "into." The engine transforms the combustion of fuel into mechanical energy that propels the machine forward. The years spent working on Wall Street transformed Sarah into a cunning and ruthless businesswoman.
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transform someone or something (from someone or something) (in)to someone or something

to change someone or something from someone or something into someone or something else. Time had transformed gangly little Rachel into a lovely young woman. Manners transformed Tom from a pest into a prince.
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After transformation and quantization, the quantized transform coefficients can be obtained.
* Sending a signaling bit indicating the type of the transform (DCT or Haar).
Section 2 is devoted to the construction of a Radon-type transform arising in PAT with circular detectors.
Our proposals are bold and I'm sure not everyone will agree with them - but they are driven by what is in the best interests of pupils, teachers and parents and I believe they will, over time, transform our education system.
In Earlier days, Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) was the most powerful and popular method of transform coding for compressing the image.
In this paper, we propose a method for resolving overlapping signals based on Fourier transform and inverse Fourier transform.
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The inverse fast Fourier transform (IFFT) block provides the inverse Fourier transform of X(k) providing the OFDM modulated signal vector x(k) of dimension N also referred to as the OFDM frame at the output that is inputted to the parallel to serial converter block.
This is a pilgrimage that is characterized by constant hope for a transformed world of justice and peace and a commitment to renewal in Christ.
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