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Meaning of TRANSITIVE

Pronunciation:  'transitiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (grammar) designating a verb that requires a direct object to complete the meaning
 

TRANSITIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Antonyms: intransitive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tran"si*tive\, a. [L. transitivus: cf. F. transitif.
See {Transient}.]
1. Having the power of making a transit, or passage. [R.]
   --Bacon.

2. Effected by transference of signification.

         By far the greater part of the transitive or
         derivative applications of words depend on casual
         and unaccountable caprices of the feelings or the
         fancy.                                --Stewart.

3. (Gram.) Passing over to an object; expressing an action
   which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which
   requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive
   verb, for example, he holds the book. --
   {Tran"si*tive*ly}, adv. -- {Tran"si*tive*ness}, n.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A relation R is transitive if x R y & y R z => x R z. Equivalence relations, pre-, partial and total orders are all transitive.

 

 

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