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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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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).