Definition for TRANS-POSE

TRANS-POSE, v.t. [transpo'ze; Fr. transposer; trans and poser, to put.]

  1. To change the place or order of things by putting each in the place of the other; as, to transpose letters, words or propositions. Locke.
  2. To put out of place. Shak.
  3. In algebra, to bring any term of an equation over to the other side. Thus if a+b=c, and we make a=c-b, then b is said to be transposed.
  4. In grammar, to change the natural order of words.
  5. In music, to change the key.

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