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transit

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noun tran·sit \ˈtran(t)-sət, ˈtran-zət\

Simple Definition of transit

  • : the act of moving people or things from one place to another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of transit

  1. 1a :  an act, process, or instance of passing through or overb :  change, transitionc (1) :  conveyance of persons or things from one place to another (2) :  usu. local transportation especially of people by public conveyance; also :  vehicles or a system engaged in such transportation

  2. 2a :  passage of a celestial body over the meridian of a place or through the field of a telescopeb :  passage of a smaller body (as Venus) across the disk of a larger (as the sun)

  3. 3 :  a theodolite with the telescope mounted so that it can be transited

Examples of transit in a sentence

  1. the problems of urban transit



Origin and Etymology of transit

Middle English transite, from Latin transitus, from transire to go across, pass


First Known Use: 15th century

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transit

verb tran·sit

Definition of transit

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to make a transit

    2. transitive verb
    3. 1a :  to pass over or throughb :  to cause to pass over or through

    4. 2 :  to pass across (a meridian, a celestial body, or the field of view of a telescope)

    5. 3 :  to turn (a telescope) over about the horizontal transverse axis in surveying



    Examples of transit in a sentence

    1. <once you transit that stretch of dense woods, the hiking should be much easier>



    15th Century

    First Known Use of transit

    15th century



    TRANSIT Defined for Kids

    transit

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    noun tran·sit \ˈtran-sət, -zət\

    Definition of transit for Students

    1. 1 :  the act of passing through or across <the transit of a satellite's signals>

    2. 2 :  the act or method of carrying things from one place to another <The goods were lost in transit.>

    3. 3 :  local transportation of people in public vehicles

    4. 4 :  a surveyor's instrument for measuring angles





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