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Meaning of transition by Wiktionary Dictionary

transition


    Pronunciation

    • enPR: trănzĭ'shən, IPA: /tɹænˈzɪʃən/, X-SAMPA: /tr\{nzIS@n/
    • Rhymes: -ɪʃən

    Noun

    transition ( plural: transitions )

    1. The process of change from one form, state, style or place to another .
    2. A word or phrase connecting one part of a discourse to another .
    3. ( music ) A brief modulation; a passage connecting two themes .
    4. ( genetics ) A point mutation in which one base is replaced by another of the same class ( purine or pyrimidine ); compare transversion .
    5. ( some sports ) A change from defense to attack, or attack to defense .
    6. ( medicine ) The onset of the final stage of childbirth .
    7. ( education ) Professional special education assistance for children or adults in the process of leaving one educational environment or support program for another to relatively more independent living .
    8. ( skating ) A change between forward and backward motion without stopping .
    9. ( LGBT ) The process or act of changing from one gender role to another, or of bringing one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity .

    Usage notes

    In the United Kingdom education system, the noun is used to define any move within or between schools, for example, a move from one year group to the next. Contrast with transfer which is used to define a move from one school to another, for example from primary school to secondary school. In the United States education system the, noun is used to define a move from a one phase of an Independent Educational Program ( IEP ) to another specifically regarding the child's or adult's progress from more or less special educational support to greater independent living .

    Verb

    transition ( third-person singular simple present transitions present participle transitioning, simple past and past participle transitioned )

    1. ( intransitive, 主にUS ) To make a transition .
    2. ( LGBT ) To change from one gender role to another, or bring one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity.


Explanation of transition by Wordnet Dictionary

transition


    Verb
    1. make or undergo a transition ( from one state or system to another )

    2. The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets
      The adagio transitioned into an allegro
    3. cause to convert or undergo a transition

    4. the company had to transition the old practices to modern technology
    Noun
    1. the act of passing from one state or place to the next

    2. a passage that connects a topic to one that follows

    3. a musical passage moving from one key to another

    4. a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another

    5. an event that results in a transformation



    Definition of transition by GCIDE Dictionary

    transition


    1. Transition 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.

      ☞ This word is sometimes pronounced transishun; but according to Walker, Smart, and most other authorities, the customary and preferable pronunciation is transizhun, although this latter mode violates analogy. Other authorities say tranzishun.

      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.