Complete Definition of "transition"

English

Noun
en-noun

  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

Translations
trans-top|process of change from one form, state, style or place to another
Czech: pÅechod m
Dutch: overgang m
Finnish: siirtyminen, muutos, siirtymä
Portuguese: transição f
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|word or phrase connecting one part of a discourse to another
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trans-top|brief modulation; a passage connecting two themes
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trans-top|point mutation
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trans-top|change from defense to attack, or attack to defense
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trans-top|onset of the final stage of childbirth
Finnish: siirtymä
trans-mid
trans-bottom

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.

Verb
en-verb

  1. context|intransitive|mainly|US To make a transition#Noun|transition.

Related terms
transit
transitional
transitionary
transitionist
transition element
transition metal

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