What does Transition mean?

Definitions for Transitiontrænˈzɪʃ ən, -ˈsɪʃ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passage, transition(noun)

    the act of passing from one state or place to the next

  2. conversion, transition, changeover(noun)

    an event that results in a transformation

  3. transition(noun)

    a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another

  4. transition, modulation(noun)

    a musical passage moving from one key to another

  5. transition(verb)

    a passage that connects a topic to one that follows

  6. transition(verb)

    cause to convert or undergo a transition

    "the company had to transition the old practices to modern technology"

  7. transition(verb)

    make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another)

    "The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets"; "The adagio transitioned into an allegro"

Wiktionary

  1. transition(Noun)

    The process of change from one form, state, style or place to another.

  2. transition(Noun)

    A word or phrase connecting one part of a discourse to another.

  3. transition(Noun)

    A brief modulation; a passage connecting two themes.

  4. transition(Noun)

    A point mutation in which one base is replaced by another of the same class (purine or pyrimidine); compare transversion.

  5. transition(Noun)

    A change from defense to attack, or attack to defense.

  6. transition(Noun)

    The onset of the final stage of childbirth.

  7. transition(Noun)

    A change between forward and backward motion without stopping.

  8. transition(Noun)

    The process or act of changing from one gender role to another, or of bringing one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity.

  9. transition(Verb)

    To make a transition.

  10. transition(Verb)

    To change from one gender role to another, or bring one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transition(noun)

    passage from one place or state to another; charge; as, the transition of the weather from hot to cold

  2. Transition(noun)

    a direct or indirect passing from one key to another; a modulation

  3. Transition(noun)

    a passing from one subject to another

  4. Transition(noun)

    change from one form to another

Freebase

  1. Transition

    Transition is an album of music by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, recorded in 1965 but released posthumously only in 1970. As its title indicates, Transition was a bridge between classic quartet recordings like A Love Supreme and the more experimental works of Coltrane's last years. For some reason, Impulse! decided to alter the track listing of the original album on the CD edition, removing "Dear Lord" and replacing it with two pieces originally released on Kulu Sé Mama, both recorded on June 10: "Welcome" and "Vigil". However, the 2001 Japanese edition restored the original track listing. Coltrane's playing alternates between blues idioms and the free jazz that would dominate his final work. Of the four musicians on this album, pianist McCoy Tyner was still the most grounded in traditional jazz. Bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones were finding new ways to approach their instruments, while Coltrane took the lead with a newfound musical freedom. Transition's title track is a fifteen-minute modified blues, whilst "Dear Lord" is a ballad featuring Roy Haynes substituting for Jones on drums. "Welcome," which replaces "Dear Lord" on the album's compact disc release, is a five-minute ballad with a theme pitched high in the tenor saxophone's altissimo register and making extensive use of multiphonics. The closing "Suite" is a twenty-minute performance, covering a variety of moods. Ultimately, "Vigil", which concludes the CD release of the album, is a fiery duet between Coltrane and Jones.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Transition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3909

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Transition' in Nouns Frequency: #1489

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Transition in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Transition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Isaac Asimov:

    Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

  2. Insoo Hyun:

    People are trying very hard to transition out of using stem cells from fetuses but to make that transition, it will take some time.

  3. Martha Beck:

    Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.

  4. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

  5. Angelina Jolie:

    It's not a big dramatic decision, I will do a few less but I much prefer being behind the camera, so it'll be a natural transition, I hope. I hope I am a good enough director to be able to make the transition.

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