UK [ˈtrænsf(ə)rəns] / US [ˈtrænsfərəns] / US [trænsˈfɜrəns] noun [uncountable]
1) formal the process of moving something from one place or situation to another
2) medical an emotional process in which you start to feel emotions relating to someone in your past about someone you know now

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