transpose (something) to (something)

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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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