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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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The implications of this intransitivity for the coherence ideal are fatal.
Overall, then, it cannot be used as either positive or negative evidence regarding the transitivity or intransitivity of any of the nominal or verbal categories with which it could be associated, and a link with the desiderative adjectives is not particularly likely.
When he realized that an electorate composed of all consistent voters may be utterly inconsistent, Black was deeply upset: "On finding that the arithmetic was correct and the intransitivity persisted," he later explained, "my stomach revolted in something akin to physical sickness.
The principle of ecumenical intransitivity is another challenge for the church as the number of these ecumenical accords increase.
2) What seems to be problematic is the assumption of the stability of preferences: if it were not for this assumption, it would be impossible to distinguish between intransitivity and a preference change (Rosenberg, 1992).
intransitivity is often observed across athletic contests: in league competition, for example, we often observe that team A will beat team B, team B will beat team C in a subsequent contest, but team C will beat team A in yet another contest .
In this paper I show how transitivity and intransitivity are not directly related to auxiliary selection for Italian compound tenses: in Italian, while transitive verbs only select avere, intransitive verbs can select both avere or essere.
Seven out of 38 different derivatives are transitive, suggesting that intransitivity is more typical in momentative derivation.
Incoherence, Intransitivity, and Context-Sensitive Judgments
Gachelin, Jean-Marc 1991 "Transitivity and intransitivity in the dialects of South-west England", in: Peter Trudgill and Jack K.
Parity, Intransitivity, and a Context-Sensitive Degree Analysis of Gradability, YITZHAK BENBAJI
Van Valin (1990: 221) argues that: "two semantic parameters, inherent lexical aspect (Aktionsart) and agentivity, underlie split intransitivity crosslinguistically.