Definition of Transition

1. Noun. The act of passing from one state or place to the next.

Exact synonyms: Passage
Generic synonyms: Change Of State
Specialized synonyms: Fossilisation, Fossilization, Segue
Derivative terms: Pass, Transit

2. Verb. Cause to convert or undergo a transition. "The company had to transition the old practices to modern technology"
Generic synonyms: Convert

3. Noun. An event that results in a transformation.
Exact synonyms: Changeover, Conversion
Generic synonyms: Shift, Transformation, Transmutation
Specialized synonyms: Glycogenesis, Isomerisation, Isomerization, Rectification
Derivative terms: Change Over, Convert

4. Verb. Make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another). "The adagio transitioned into an allegro"
Generic synonyms: Change, Shift, Switch

5. Noun. A change from one place or state or subject or stage to another.
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Specialized synonyms: Ground Swell, Jump, Leap, Saltation

6. Noun. A musical passage moving from one key to another.
Exact synonyms: Modulation
Generic synonyms: Musical Passage, Passage
Derivative terms: Modulate

7. Noun. A passage that connects a topic to one that follows.
Generic synonyms: Passage
Specialized synonyms: Flashback, Flash-forward, Dissolve, Cut, Jump

Definition of Transition

1. n. Passage from one place or state to another; charge; as, the transition of the weather from hot to cold.

Definition of Transition

1. Noun. The process of change from one form, state, style or place to another. ¹

2. Noun. A word or phrase connecting one part of a discourse to another. ¹

3. Noun. (music) A brief modulation; a passage connecting two themes. ¹

4. Noun. (genetics) A point mutation in which one base is replaced by another of the same class (purine or pyrimidine); compare transversion. ¹

5. Noun. (context: some sports) A change from defense to attack, or attack to defense. ¹

6. Noun. (medicine) The onset of the final stage of childbirth. ¹

7. Noun. (skating) A change between forward and backward motion without stopping. ¹

8. Noun. (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. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive chiefly US) To make a transition. ¹

10. Verb. (LGBT) To change from one gender role to another, or bring one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity. ¹

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Definition of Transition

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Medical Definition of Transition

1. 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. A direct or indirect passing from one key to another; a modulation. 3. A passing from one subject to another. "[He] with transition sweet, new speech resumes." (Milton) 4. Change from one form to another. This word is sometimes pronounced; but according to Walker, Smart, and most other authorities, the customary and preferable pronunciation is, although this latter mode violates analogy. Other authorities say . Transition rocks, 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. Origin: L. Transitio: cf. F. Transition. See Transient. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Transition Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transition

transit declinometer
transit instrument
transit lane
transit line
transit zone
transition (current term)
transition electron
transition element
transition elements
transition function
transition functions
transition matrix
transition metal
transition metals
transition mutation
transition point
transition points
transition probability model
transition state

Literary usage of Transition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"tions, which they define as E2C, proceed through transition states V, which are like the limiting E2C transition states XIX. E2C reactions are observed with ..."

2. The Phase Rule and Its Applications by Alexander Findlay (1908)
"In the case of sulphur, the transition point of rhombic into monoclinic sulphur was ... The transition point, therefore, as determined in open vessels at ..."

3. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"If, however, the aniline and phenol produced by the dissociation of V are distributed unequally between the two liquid layers the transition-point will be ..."

4. Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Sibree (1902)
"The inward or ideal transition from Egypt to Greece is as just exhibited. But Egypt became a province of the great Persian kingdom, and the historical ..."

5. Biennial Report by Nebraska Roads and Irrigation Dept (1906)
"The number of chords in transition curve should equal the degree of circular ... Thus a four degree curve will have for a two hundred foot transition four ..."

6. Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorders from by Gary Field (1998)
"The transition Planning Process Successful transition from criminal justice institutions to community treatment is almost always the result of purposeful ..."

7. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1874)
"In order that the transition, however, may constitute an inference from cause to effect (or vice versa), one of the two objects thus naturally related, ..."

8. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1907)
"CHAPTER XI EARLY transition ENGLISH THE description which suggests itself for the century from 1150 to 1250, so far as native literature is concerned, ..."

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