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tran·si·tion

 (trăn-zĭsh′ən, -sĭsh′-)
n.
1. Change from one form, state, style, or place to another.
2.
a. Change from one subject to another in discourse.
b. A word, phrase, sentence, or series of sentences connecting one part of a discourse to another.
3. Music
a. Change from one key or tonality to another.
b. A passage connecting two themes or sections, usually changing to a new key or tonality.
4. Genetics A point mutation in which a pyrimidine is replaced by another pyrimidine, or a purine is replaced by another purine.
5. Sports The process of changing from defense to offense or offense to defense without a stoppage in play, as in basketball or hockey.
6. A period during childbirth that precedes the expulsive phase of labor, characterized by strong uterine contractions and nearly complete cervical dilation.
intr.v. tran·si·tioned, tran·si·tion·ing, tran·si·tions
1. To make a transition.
2. Sports To change from defense to offense or offense to defense without a stoppage in play.

tran·si′tion·al, tran·si′tion·ar′y (-zĭsh′ə-nĕr′ē) adj.
tran·si′tion·al·ly adv.

transition

(trænˈzɪʃən)
n
1. change or passage from one state or stage to another
2. the period of time during which something changes from one state or stage to another
3. (Music, other) music
a. a movement from one key to another; modulation
b. a linking passage between two divisions in a composition; bridge
4. (Historical Terms) Also called: transitional a style of architecture that was used in western Europe in the late 11th and early 12th century, characterized by late Romanesque forms combined with early Gothic details
5. (General Physics) physics
a. any change that results in a change of physical properties of a substance or system, such as a change of phase or molecular structure
b. a change in the configuration of an atomic nucleus, involving either a change in energy level resulting from the emission of a gamma-ray photon or a transformation to another element or isotope
6. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a sentence, passage, etc, that connects a topic to one that follows or that links sections of a written work
vb
to change or cause to change from one state or stage to another
[C16: from Latin transitio; see transient]
tranˈsitional, tranˈsitionary adj
tranˈsitionally adv

tran•si•tion

(trænˈzɪʃ ən, -ˈsɪʃ-)

n.
1. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another.
2. a period during which such change takes place.
3.
a. a modulation in music.
b. a modulating passage from one part of a musical composition to another.
4. a passage that links one scene or topic to another, as in a piece of writing.
v.i.
5. to make a transition.
[1545–55; < Latin trānsitiō a going across =trānsi-, variant s. of trānsīre to cross (see transit) + -tiō -tion]
tran•si′tion•al, tran•si′tion•a`ry (-əˌnɛr i) adj.
tran•si′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transition - the act of passing from one state or place to the nexttransition - the act of passing from one state or place to the next
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
fossilisation, fossilization - becoming inflexible or out of date
segue - the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another
2.transition - an event that results in a transformationtransition - an event that results in a transformation
transformation, transmutation, shift - a qualitative change
glycogenesis - the conversion of glucose to glycogen when the glucose in the blood exceeds the demand
isomerisation, isomerization - the conversion of a compound into an isomer of itself
rectification - the conversion of alternating current to direct current
3.transition - a change from one place or state or subject or stage to anothertransition - a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
ground swell - an obvious change of public opinion or political sentiment that occurs without leadership or overt expression; "there was a ground swell of antiwar sentiment"
jump, leap, saltation - an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
4.transition - a musical passage moving from one key to anothertransition - a musical passage moving from one key to another
musical passage, passage - a short section of a musical composition
5.transition - a passage that connects a topic to one that followstransition - a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
flashback - a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
flash-forward - a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
dissolve - (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
cut - (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
jump - (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
Verb1.transition - cause to convert or undergo a transition; "the company had to transition the old practices to modern technology"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
2.transition - make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another); "The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets"; "The adagio transitioned into an allegro"
switch, change, shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"

transition

transition

noun
The process or an instance of passing from one form, state, or stage to another:
Translations
إنْتِقال، تَحَوُّلاِنْتِقال
přechod
overgang
siirtymä
prijelaz
átmenetrendszerváltás
umskipti
移行
변천
pereinamasis
pāreja
övergång
การเปลี่ยนแปลง
quá trình biến chuyển

transition

[trænˈzɪʃən]
A. Ntransición f
B. CPD transition period Nperíodo m de transición

transition

[trænˈzɪʃən] ntransition f
a period of transition → une période de transition
to make the transition from sth → sortir de qch
to make the transition to sth → passer à qch
to make the transition from sth to sth → passer de qch à qch, faire la transition entre qch et qch

transition

nÜbergang m(from … to von … zu); (of weather)Wechsel m, → Umschwung m; (Mus: = act) → Übergang m; (= passage)Überleitung f; period of transition, transition periodÜbergangsperiode or -zeit f; transition agreementÜbergangsregelung f; transition stageÜbergangsstadium nt

transition

[trænˈzɪʃn] ntransizione f, passaggio
transition period → periodo di transizione

transition

(trӕnˈziʃən) noun
(a) change from one place, state, subject etc to another. The transition from child to adult can be difficult.
tranˈsitional adjective
of or concerning transition. a transitional stage/period.

transition

اِنْتِقال přechod overgang Übergang μετάβαση transición siirtymä transition prijelaz transizione 移行 변천 overgang overgang przejście transição переход övergång การเปลี่ยนแปลง geçiş quá trình biến chuyển 转型

transition

n transición f
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From fire to oil was a natural transition for burned fingers, and Amy fell to painting with undiminished ardor.
Interrupting the dialogue by this abrupt transition, the scout had instant recourse to the fragments of food which had escaped the voracity of the Hurons.
Transition being so facile, what can be any man's inducement to tarry in one spot?
The transition is a keen one, I assure you, from the schoolmaster to a sailor, and requires a strong decoction of Seneca and the Stoics to enable you to grin and bear it.
At sun-rise this man went from his hammock to his mast-head at the fore; and whether it was that he was not yet half waked from his sleep (for sailors sometimes go aloft in a transition state), whether it was thus with the man, there is now no telling; but, be that as it may, he had not been long at his perch, when a cry was heard --a cry and a rushing --and looking up, they saw a falling phantom in the air; and looking down, a little tossed heap of white bubbles in the blue of the sea.
There were wishes at Randalls respecting Emma's destiny, but it was not desirable to have them suspected; and the quiet transition which Mr.
TOWARD eleven o'clock, on the morning of the third of November, the breakfast-table at Baliol Cottage presented that essentially comfortless appearance which is caused by a meal in a state of transition -- that is to say, by a meal prepared for two persons, which has been already eaten by one, and which has not yet been approached by the other.
The transition to the sport of window-breaking, and thence to the plundering of public-houses, was easy and natural.
Then, with a rapidity of transition very foreign to his usual character, he said, in pity for his former self, `Poor boy.
Suddenly, as the child rolled downward on its mother's knees, all wet with snow, its eyes were caught by a bright glancing light on the white ground, and, with the ready transition of infancy, it was immediately absorbed in watching the bright living thing running towards it, yet never arriving.
But, though so little had seemed to happen, and though our walking record was shamefully modest, yet, imperceptible as the transition had been, we were, quite insensibly indeed, and unacknowledged, in a very different relation to each other than when we had started out from the Morning Star.
The transition from this disposition to that of considering them masters, is neither remote nor difficult; but it is very difficult to prevail upon a people under such impressions, to make a bold or effectual resistance to usurpations supported by the military power.