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Meaning of TRANSITION

Pronunciation:  tran'zishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of passing from one state or place to the next
  2. [n]  a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
  3. [n]  a musical passage moving from one key to another
  4. [n]  a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
  5. [n]  an event that results in a transformation
 

TRANSITION is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: changeover, conversion, modulation, passage
 
 See Also: alteration, change, change of state, cut, dissolve, flashback, flash-forward, fossilisation, fossilization, ground swell, isomerisation, isomerization, jump, jump, leap, modification, musical passage, passage, rectification, saltation, shift, transformation, transmutation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tran*si"tion\, n. [L. transitio: cf. F. transition.
See {Transient}.]
1. Passage from one place or state to another; charge; as,
   the transition of the weather from hot to cold.

         There is no death, what seems so is transition.
                                               --Longfellow.

2. (Mus.) A direct or indirect passing from one key to
   another; a modulation.

3. (Rhet.) A passing from one subject to another.

         [He] with transition sweet, new speech resumes.
                                               --Milton.

4. (Biol.) Change from one form to another.

Note: This word is sometimes pronounced tran*sish"un; but
      according to Walker, Smart, and most other authorities,
      the customary and preferable pronunciation is
      tran*sizh"un, although this latter mode violates
      analogy. Other authorities say tran*zish"un.

{Transition rocks} (Geol.), a term formerly applied to the
   lowest uncrystalline stratified rocks (graywacke) supposed
   to contain no fossils, and so called because thought to
   have been formed when the earth was passing from an
   uninhabitable to a habitable state.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A relatively short reach or conduit leading from one waterway section to another of different width, shape, or slope.
 

 

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