transit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English transite, from Latin transitus, from transire to go across, pass Date: 15th century 1. a. an act, process, or instance of passing through or over ; passage b. change, transition c. (1) conveyance of persons or things from one place to another (2) usually local transportation especially of people by public conveyance; also vehicles or a system engaged in such transportation 2. a. passage of a celestial body over the meridian of a place or through the field of a telescope b. passage of a smaller body (as Venus) across the disk of a larger (as the sun) 3. a theodolite with the telescope mounted so that it can be transited II. verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb to make a transit transitive verb 1. a. to pass over or through ; traverse b. to cause to pass over or through 2. to pass across (a meridian, a celestial body, or the field of view of a telescope) 3. to turn (a telescope) over about the horizontal transverse axis in surveying

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  • Transit — Astrodinámica: serie de satélites de Estados Unidos de navegación.El primer Transit (primer satélite de navegación del mundo), fue lanzado en abril de 1960. Orbitaron la Tierra de polo a polo a unos 1.000 Km Serie de satélites de Estados Unidos… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Transit — Sm Durchfahrt, Durchreise per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. transito, dieses aus l. trānsitus, dem Abstraktum von l. trānsīre (trānsitum) hinübergehen , zu l. īre gehen und l. trāns .    Ebenso nndl. transito, ne.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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  • Transit — Trans it, v. t. (Astron.) To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Transit — Transit, Transithandel (ital.), s. Durchfuhr und Durchfuhrhandel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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