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

Word History


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

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“Transilient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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