transition
I. noun Etymology: Latin transition-, transitio, from transire Date: 1551 1. a. passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another ; change b. a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another 2. a. a musical modulation b. a musical passage leading from one section of a piece to another 3. an abrupt change in energy state or level (as of an atomic nucleus or a molecule) usually accompanied by loss or gain of a single quantum of energy • transitional adjectivetransitionally adverb II. intransitive verb Date: 1946 to make a transition <
while they transition to a new, career-oriented lifestyle — Sarah Bright
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  • transition — TRANSITION. s. f. Passage d une matiere à une autre, d un raisonnement a un autre, par des termes par des discours qui les lient. Belle transition, aisee, ingenieuse. il a passé à une nouvelle matiere sans aucune transition. les transitions font… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • transition — [tran zish′ən, transish′ən] n. [L transitio < transitus: see TRANSIT] 1. a) a passing from one condition, form, stage, activity, place, etc. to another b) the period of such passing 2. a word, phrase, sentence, or group of sentences that… …   English World dictionary

  • transition — transition. См. транзиция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Transition — (lat.), Übergang, Übergehung; transitiv, übergehend; Transitivum, s. Verbum …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Transition — (lat.), Übergang; Übergehung; transitīv, überleitend, hinübergehend; Transitivum, s. Verbum …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Transition — Transition, lat. transitus, Uebergang; Uebergehung; transitiv, übergehend; ein transitives Verbum ist ein solches, dessen Thätigkeit ein Object hat; transitorisch, zum Ueber oder Durchgang bestimmt; vorübergehend, vergänglich …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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