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transition

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noun tran·si·tion \tran(t)-ˈsi-shən, tran-ˈzi-, chiefly British tran(t)-ˈsi-zhən\

Simple Definition of transition

  • : a change from one state or condition to another

Full Definition of transition

  1. 1a :  passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another :  changeb :  a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another

  2. 2a :  a musical modulationb :  a musical passage leading from one section of a piece to another

  3. 3 :  an abrupt change in energy state or level (as of an atomic nucleus or a molecule) usually accompanied by loss or gain of a single quantum of energy

tran·si·tion·al play \-ˈsish-nəl, -ˈsizh-, -ˈzish-; -ˈsi-shə-nəl, -ˈzi-, -zhə-\ adjective
tran·si·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of transition

  1. We want to have a smooth transition when the new owners take control of the company.

  2. the sometimes difficult transition from childhood to adulthood

  3. The country made a peaceful transition from dictatorship to democracy.



Origin of transition

Latin transition-, transitio, from transire


First Known Use: 1551


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transition

intransitive verb tran·si·tion

Simple Definition of transition

  • : to make a change from one state, place, or condition to another : to make a transition

Full Definition of transition

  1. :  to make a transition <transition into college>

Examples of transition

  1. The company has transitioned to new management in the past year.

  2. a student who is transitioning to a new school



1946

First Known Use of transition

1946


Medical Dictionary

transition

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noun tran·si·tion \tran(t)s-ˈish-ən, tranz-, chiefly British tran(t)s-ˈizh-\

Medical Definition of transition

  1. 1:  passage from one state or stage to another; especially :  an abrupt change in energy state or level (as of an atomic nucleus or a molecule) usually accompanied by loss or gain of a single quantum of energy

  2. 2:  a genetic mutation in RNA or DNA that results from the substitution of one purine base for the other or of one pyrimidine base for the other






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