transfer

Definitions

General English

  • verb to move something or someone to another place

General Science

  • noun the changing of command or control from one location to another
  • verb to move, or move someone or something, from one place to another
  • verb to change command or control from one location to another

Accounting

  • noun an act of moving an employee to another job in the same organisation
  • verb to move someone or something to a different place, or to move someone to another job in the same organisation

Commerce

  • verb to change from one type of travel to another

Computing

  • noun the process of changing command or control
  • verb to change command or control of something
  • verb to copy a section of memory to another location

Construction

  • The act of transferring the stress in prestressing tendons from the jacks or pretensioning bed to the concrete member.

Electronics

  • To move or cause to move or pass from one location or entity to another. For example, a charge, power, heat, or funds transfer. Also, such a movement or passing.
  • The movement or copying, without alteration, of data from one location to another. This may be, for instance, across a data bus, a peripheral bus, or between nodes of a network, to name a few. Also called data transfer.

Law

  • noun the movement of the hearing of a case to another court
  • verb to pass to someone else

Medical

  • verb to pass from one place to another, or cause someone or something to pass from one place to another

Military

  • noun an action of moving someone or something to a different position

Sports

  • noun the act moving of someone or something from one place to another
  • verb especially in professional football, to sign for a different sports club, or sign someone for a different sports club

Travel

  • noun a means of transport to take travellers from an airport to a hotel and back
  • noun a piece of paper taken from a machine or given by a ticket collector, allowing a passenger on one form of transport to change to another

Origin & History of “transfer”

Transfer comes via Old French transferer from Latin trānsferre ‘carry across’. this was a compound verb formed from the prefix trāns- ‘across’ (a distant relative of English through) and ferre ‘carry’ (a relative of English bear, birth, fertile, etc). Its past participle trānslātus gave English translate.
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