Definitions for Transitiontrænˈzɪʃ ən, -ˈsɪʃ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tran•si•tiontrænˈzɪʃ ən, -ˈsɪʃ-(n.)

  1. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another.

  2. a period during which such change takes place.

  3. a modulation in music. a modulating passage from one part of a musical composition to another.

    Category: Music and Dance

  4. a passage that links one scene or topic to another, as in a piece of writing.

  5. (v.i.)to make a transition.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of transition:

1545–55; < L trānsitiō a going across =trānsi-, var. s. of trānsīre to cross (see transit ) +-tiō -tion

tran•si′tion•al•ly(adv.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. transition(noun)ænˈzɪʃ ən, -ˈsɪʃ-

    the change from one state, situation, etc. to another

    the sometimes difficult transition from childhood to adulthood

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

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


Translations for Transition

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

transition(noun)

(a) change from one place, state, subject etc to another

The transition from child to adult can be difficult.

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