transilient

adjective tran·sil·ient \-nt\

Definition of transilient

  1. :  passing abruptly from one thing to another; specifically :  marked by breaches of continuity or abrupt transitions or variations in geological structure transilient rocks

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Origin and Etymology of transilient

Latin transilient-, transiliens, present participle of transilire to leap across, from trans- + -silire (from salire to leap)


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