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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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I have absolutely no doubt that the trans-generational lags which were called out in Africology: A Transmutative Hypothesis will persist into the twenty-second century and thereafter the sort of leadership that is an imperative to the undoing of those lags that fail to become an objective and empirical reality throughout the Afrispora.
When organics became regulated, the market shifted from one rooted in transmutative processes to a less exclusive, less expensive, conventionalized market that was strongly provider driven.
Donna Przybylowicz argues that in this scene, "everything is re-created in the terminology of a fairy tale, a transmutative process which resembles [the narrator's] distorted perception of the constant change and phantastic fluctuation in the other characters' ages" (74).