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 (ĭn-trăn′sĭ-tĭv, -zĭ-)
adj. Abbr. intr. or int. or i.
Designating a verb or verb construction that does not require or cannot take a direct object, as snow or sleep.
An intransitive verb.

in·tran′si·tive·ly adv.
in·tran′si·tive·ness, in·tran′si·tiv′i·ty n.
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Noun1.intransitivity - the grammatical relation created by an intransitive verb
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
transitiveness, transitivity - the grammatical relation created by a transitive verb


[ɪnˌtrænsɪˈtɪvɪtɪ] Nintransitividad f
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Crispin Wright has used this fact to prove that perceptual indiscriminability is a nontransitive relation. Delia Graft has recently argued that there is a "tension" between Wright's assumptions.
According to Hunter (1957), nontransitive relations contain two premises with the repeated term in the middle (e.g., A < B, B < C), and these premises explicitly state relationships involving the repeated term (i.e., all those involving B).
For Hunter, nontransitive relations are easier to solve than transitive relations, because the format of the premises in nontransitive relations is linear (e.g., A < B, B < C) and therefore can be worked through in a single sequence.