noun see transitive

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  • transitivity — noun The degree in which any one verb can take/govern objects. There are 3 degrees of transitivity of any one verb: intransitive, monotransitive and ditransitive …   Wiktionary

  • transitivity — [[t]træ̱nzɪtɪ̱vɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT The transitivity of a verb is whether or not it is used with a direct object …   English dictionary

  • transitivity — transitive ► ADJECTIVE Grammar ▪ (of a verb) able to take a direct object, e.g. saw in he saw the donkey. The opposite of INTRANSITIVE(Cf. ↑intransitivity). DERIVATIVES transitively adverb transitivity noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense… …   English terms dictionary

  • transitivity — See transitively. * * * …   Universalium

  • transitivity — n. temporariness, impermanence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • transitivity — tran·si·tiv·i·ty …   English syllables

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  • transitivity — noun 1. (logic and mathematics) a relation between three elements such that if it holds between the first and second and it also holds between the second and third it must necessarily hold between the first and third • Topics: ↑logic,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Transitivity (grammatical category) — In linguistics, transitivity is a property of verbs that relates to whether a verb can take direct objects. It is closely related to valency.Traditional grammar makes a binary distinction between transitive verbs such as throw , injure , kiss… …   Wikipedia

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