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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: transposer, from Latin transponere 'to change the position of', from ponere 'to put'

transpose

verb
     
trans‧pose [transitive+ into/to] technical
1 formal to change the order or position of two or more things
2 to use a system or method in a different situation from the one you used it in originally
3APM to write or perform a piece of music in a musical key that is different from the one that it was first written in
transposition noun [uncountable and countable]
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