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transpose (something) from (something)

1. To change a note, chord, or piece of music from a particular key (to a different one). I asked my student to transpose the chord from the key of G. I have to transpose most of the song from its original key to a lower one that's actually in my vocal range.
2. To transfer something from a particular location, usage, or context (to a different one). On paper it sounds like a promising theory, but it would be difficult if not impossible to transpose it from theory to the real world.
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transpose (something) from (something) (in)to (something)

1. To change a note, chord, or piece of music from a particular key to a different one. I asked my student to transpose the chord from the key of G to C. I have to transpose most of the song from its original key into a lower one that's actually in my vocal range.
2. To transfer something from a particular location, usage, or context to a different one. On paper it sounds like a promising theory, but it would be difficult if not impossible to transpose it from theory into the real world.
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transpose (something) to (something)

1. To change a note, chord, or piece of music to a different key. I asked my student to transpose the chord to the key of G. I find the song goes a bit too high for my vocal range, so I tend to transpose it to a lower key when I'm singing.
2. To transfer something to a different location, usage, or context. On paper it sounds like a promising theory, but it would be difficult if not impossible to transpose it to the real world. The company is trying to transpose its success in the mobile phone industry to its broader range of products.
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transpose something (from something) (to something)

 and transpose something (from something) (into something)
to change something, usually in music, from one musical key to another. Can you transpose this from F-sharp to a higher key? It would be easy to transpose it into a higher key.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To find the key to transpose to, add the two flats of the key of B-flat (the name of the instrument): [??] + [??] [flat] = [flat].
A reasoned opinion is the second stage in the infringement procedure for failure to transpose directives within the prescribed period.
Users can determine the notes in a given scale, find the notes in any chord, transpose from one key to another, find an unknown key knowing only one corresponding note or chord within the known (present key) and within the unknown key (final key), determine CAPO positioning on the guitar, determine the number of sharps or flats in a particular key signature and more.
All 27 EU countries were required to transpose most of the provisions in the EU's third power and gas market opening directives, adopted in 2009, by March 3, 2011 and to inform the EC of them.
The European Commission decided, on 26 June, to refer nine member states - Austria, Belgium (Brussels Region), Greece, Finland, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Slovenia and the United Kingdom - to the EU Court of Justice for failure to transpose Directive 2004/35/EC on liability for environmental damage into their national laws.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was condemned on 18 May by the European Court of Justice (case C-354/05) for failing to transpose the Directive on gas market liberalisation (2003/55/EC), which should have been grafted onto national statute books by 1 July 2004.
Athens, Berlin and Vienna will have to explain to the EU Court of Justice the reasons for their continuing failure to transpose the Services Directive (2006/123/EC) and may end up with substantial penalty payments.
The Commission is acting against Finland for failure to fully transpose and implement the Community legislation on the control of ships by the port state (Directive 95/21/EC), which sets common criteria for the inspection of ships passing through Community ports.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled against Sweden on March 30 for failure to fully and duly transpose the Directive on the disposal of waste oil (Directive 75/439/EEC, modified by Directive 87/101/EEC).
Germany and Romania will end up in court if they fail to transpose the controversial EU directive of 2006 on retention of telecoms and internet data.
The European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Italy, on 3 April, for its failure to transpose and implement correctly Directive 95/21/EC on port state control.
The Secretary of State for Industry claims the decision to transpose the Directive enjoys a consensus and that France is not now acting merely in response to a threat.