transilient

adjective
tran·​sil·​ient | \ -nt \

Definition of transilient

: 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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History and Etymology for transilient

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

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“Transilient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transilient. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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