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1. The act of passing over, across, or through; passage.
a. Conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a local public transportation system.
b. The system or vehicles used for such conveyance.
3. A transition or change, as to a spiritual existence at death.
a. The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian.
b. The passage of a smaller celestial body or its shadow across the disk of a larger celestial body.
5. A surveying instrument similar to a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
v. tran·sit·ed, tran·sit·ing, tran·sits
1. To pass over, across, or through: aircraft transiting the United States and Canada.
2. Astronomy To make a transit across (a celestial body as perceived by an observer), as a planet passing between the sun and Earth.
3. To revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction.
To make a transit.
[Middle English transite, from Latin trānsitus, from past participle of trānsīre, to go across; see transient.]
a. the passage or conveyance of goods or people
b. (as modifier): a transit visa.
2. a change or transition
3. a route
4. (Astronomy) astronomy
a. the passage of a celestial body or satellite across the face of a relatively larger body as seen from the earth
b. the apparent passage of a celestial body across the meridian, caused by the earth's diurnal rotation
5. (Astrology) astrology the passage of a planet across some special point on the zodiac
6. in transit while being conveyed; during passage
7. to make a transit through or over (something)
8. (Astronomy) astronomy to make a transit across (a celestial body or the meridian)
9. (Surveying) to cause (the telescope of a surveying instrument) to turn over or (of such a telescope) to be turned over in a vertical plane so that it points in the opposite direction
[C15: from Latin transitus a going over, from transīre to pass over; see transient]
tran•sit(ˈtræn sɪt, -zɪt)
1. the act or fact of passing across or through; passage from one place to another.
2. conveyance or transportation from one place to another, as of persons or goods.
3. a means or system of local public transportation, esp. in an urban area.
4. a transition or change.
a. the passage of a heavenly body across the meridian of a given location or through the field of a telescope.
b. the passage of Mercury or Venus across the disk of the sun, or of a satellite or its shadow across the face of its primary.
6. Astrol. the passage of a planet in aspect to another planet or a specific point in a horoscope.
7. a surveyor's instrument, as a theodolite, having a telescope that can be transited, used for measuring horizontal and sometimes vertical angles.v.t.
8. to pass across or through.
9. to turn (the telescope of a surveyor's transit) in a vertical plane in order to reverse direction.
10. Astron. to cross (a meridian, celestial body, etc.).v.i.
11. to pass over or through something.
12. Astron. to make a transit across a meridian, celestial body, etc.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin trānsitus going across, passage =trānsi-, variant s. of trānsīre to go across (trāns- trans- + -īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action]
Past participle: transited
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|Noun||1.||transit - a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod|
alidad, alidade - surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments
|2.||transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods|
air transportation system - a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
highway system - a transportation system consisting of roads for motor transport
infrastructure, base - the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
public transit - a public transportation system for moving passengers
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
short line - a transportation system that operates over relatively short distances
telferage, telpherage - a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"
|3.||transit - a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"|
lockage - passage through a lock in a canal or waterway
|Verb||1.||transit - make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert"|
transit - cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"
cut - pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
|2.||transit - pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place); "The comet will transit on September 11"|
|3.||transit - revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction|
|4.||transit - cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"|
move through, pass across, pass through, transit, pass over - make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert"
1. pass, travel, cross, journey, traverse, move They have been allowed back into Kuwait by transitting through Baghdad.
1. The moving of persons or goods from one place to another:
việc vận chuyển
n → Durchfahrt f, → Transit m; (of goods) → Transport m; the books were damaged in transit → die Bücher wurden auf dem Transport beschädigt; passengers in transit for New York → Transitreisende pl → nach New York; goods in transit for New York → Güter pl → für den Weitertransport nach New York; they are stationed here in transit → sie sind hier zwischendurch stationiert
n → Durchgangslager nt
n → Transitschalter m
n → Transitfracht f
n → Durchgangsreisende(r) mf, → Transitreisende(r) mf
the carrying or movement of goods, passengers etc from place to place. The goods have been lost in transit. vervoer مُرور، إنْتِقال превоз trânsito přeprava der Transport transit μεταφορά, διαμετακόμιση tránsito, paso, viaje -vedu, transiit ترانزیت؛ حمل kuljetus transit לְהַעֲבִיר पारगमन tranzit, prijelaz tranzit pemindahan flutningur trasporto 輸送 ���송 pervežimas, tranzitas tranzīts; pārvadājumi pengangkutan vervoergjennomreise, transitt, transportprzewóz, tranzyt لیږدول، ټرانزیت trânsito transport перевозка preprava prevoz tranzit transport, befordran การเดินทางผ่าน taşıma, nakliye 運輸，運送 перевезення; транзит نقل و حمل quá cảnh 运输，运送