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 (trăn-zĭsh′ən, -sĭsh′-)
1. Change from one form, state, style, or place to another.
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.
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Adv.1.transitionally - as a transitional step or in a transitional mannertransitionally - as a transitional step or in a transitional manner
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It is not simple to identify which type of the three DRX processes is in use at certain TMP conditions since they share some similarities and can take place concurrently and/or transitionally. There is really a hot debate between researchers within the recrystallization field on whether CDRX or GDRX should be responsible for the grain modification of aluminium [16], the center issue is whether the HAGBs experiential after big deformation are altered from LAGBs, microshear/ deformation bands, or original HAGBs.
A spokesman said: "Whilst we transferred people to Employment Support Allowance (ESA), we transitionally protected their amount paid on Incapacity Benefit where appropriate so they saw no reduction in benefit.
The object itself is not the transitional object, but it is the user's capacity to use it transitionally, to represent something between two things or people, that makes it transitional.
An estimated 800 million people still experience hunger around the globe, chronically or transitionally [2].
CKD Renal function GFR level FSS FSS index stage characteristic (mL/min/ characteristic gradation 1.73 [m.sup.2]) 1 High and > 90 Status 1 high 1a optimal level slightly decreased (stable or conditionally stable compensation) 2 Slightly 60-89 1b decreased 3a Slightly 45-59 Status 2 2a decreased moderately decreased (conditionally stable compensation, transitionally unsustainable level of compensation) 3b Significantly 30-44 2b decreased 4 Severely 15-29 Status 3 3a decreased moderately to 3b severely decreased (unstable compensation or decompensation) 5 End-stage < 15 Decompensation 4 renal failure TABLE 2: The relationship between biochemical and radionuclide parameters in the monitoring of the urinary system function.
Such a society, even if it were to ultimately become just or decent by such a process, would not have arrived there in a transitionally just manner, since it placed the burdens of transition on those who were already the most vulnerable.
The company's transitionally phased-in Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 ratio under the advanced approach (GS's binding constraint) was 12.2%, and under the standardized approach was 13.4% at 1Q16.
The Higueruelas Fm transitionally changed upwards to the Villar del Arzobispo Fm when siliciclastic inputs from continental areas started to occur.
(7.) Flack, KA, Schultz, MP, Rose, WB, "The Onset of Roughness Effects in the Transitionally Rough Regime." Int.