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transmutation

 [trans″mu-ta´shun]
1. evolutionary change of one species into another.
2. the change of one chemical element into another.

trans·mu·ta·tion

(trans'myū-tā'shŭn),
A change; transformation.
Synonym(s): conversion (1)
[L. transmuto, pp. -atus, to change, transmute]

trans·mu·ta·tion

(trans'myū-tā'shŭn)
A change; transformation.
Synonym(s): conversion (1) .
[L. transmuto, pp. -atus, to change, transmute]
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The first three chapters of Transmutation of Love situate projective love writing in relation to canonical Western philosophy and psychoanalytic theory on the nature of love, self, and other.
Torba, "Transmutations and Spectral Parameter Power Series in Eigenvalue Problems," in Operator Theory, Pseudo-Differential Equations, and Mathematical Physics, vol.
French researcher Louis Kervran spent decades investigating this biological transmutation. He showed that living organisms - plants, animals, humans - routinely transform light elements into other light elements.
Also launched, as part of this exhibition was an accompanying 40-page book, "Dubai, Transmutations": capturing Martin Becka's Dubai using 19th Century techniques.
Moreover, an AABB-rhymed quatrain of this kind can be converted into an ABAB-rhymed quatrain (and vice versa) by means of any one of a set of four line-order permutations that I call a transmutation set.
Working at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, Baranger, who also headed the organic laboratory, determined that transmutations were indeed taking place.
Although there is use of alchemy--a series of metallic transmutations in the odd texts of Yeats, Merrill, Bloom, Gaddis, and the "surrealist" boxes of Joseph Cornell--no critic has really attempted to see all these works as part of a desperate movement to find a new language.
The chapters are very informative and provide an excellent summary of events prior to the 1989 transmutations. The problems experienced are similar everywhere, as are Prybyla's conclusions: reforms have failed because policy makers only went half way by trying to combine planning with the market, and economic efficiency with socialist ethics.
It is also important in the behavior and transmutations of subatomic particles.
Accelerating transmutations in the interlocking contours of nation, transnation, and post-nation make contextualization a never-ending project, she says, to say nothing of the changes in the medium of literature and the labor of migration.
Do weird-ass transmutations of abstraction and representation into kitschy-crazy hybrids cause you to lose sleep?
His narrative of the phases, improvisations, camps, debates, and transmutations of the New Deal is fresh and probing, and it sheds genuine light on individuals, tensions, and turning points.