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Transformation is the action and effect of transforming (make something or someone change shape, transmute something into something else). The term comes from the Latin word transformatĭo.

For example: "I can't believe Carina's transformation: the last time I saw her she had black hair and weighed about a hundred kilos, now she is dyed blond and skinnier than me", “Since he lost his job, he suffered a transformation and lives depressed”, “This house needs a transformation: we are going to buy new furniture and paint it”.

It can be said that the transformation, therefore, is the step of a state to another. A person It can be transformed physically (through diets, cosmetic surgeries, clothing changes, etc.) or in a spiritual or symbolic sense (when you decide to live at a slower pace, pay less attention to the material or similar changes): "The actor underwent an internal transformation after being on the verge of death", “Women, when they divorce, undertake a transformation and change their appearance”.

This meaning that has the word transformation, seasoned with a little fantasy, can be assimilated and understood through the literary saga, and later cinematographic, about the wizard Harry Potter. And it is that in history it is told how the aforementioned transformation is a branch of magic that, through a molecular change, allows an object or person to assume the appearance of something else or individual.

Thus, for example, these novels told that there were several types of transformation: human, between species and even commutation, which consists of two elements completely exchanging both their appearance and their properties.

There are many and varied fields that are committed to using the term at hand to define different concepts. Thus, for example, in the musical field there is talk of what is called thematic transformation, which is a technique that is fundamentally characterized because the subject is subjected to different variations and modifications such as modulations, decrease, augmentation ...

On the other hand, the term social transformation is used in the field of Social Sciences. That comes to make clear all the set of alterations that occur in social structures as a result of certain cultural, political, economic factors ...

The history of mankind is a faithful reflection of how some changes have been appearing or others until today. Many of them are the result of modernity, migration, innovation or even revolutions.

In the field of biology , the transformation is the phenomenon by which some cells acquire gene material from others. These cells, therefore, suffer a genetic alteration from the introduction of other DNA.

The biological transformation You can receive different names according to the type of alteration. The alteration by the introduction of DNA from a virus is known as transduction , while the transformation by intercellular contacts between bacteria is called conjugation . The transformation of animal cells, finally, is called transfection .

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