Definitions for transition element
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any element in the four series of chemical elements with atomic numbers 21–29, 39–47, 57–79, and 89–107, that in a given inner orbital has less than a full quota of electrons. Also called transi′tion met`al.
Origin of transition element:
any of the group or metallic elements that have an incomplete inner (d) electron shell; they have multiple valencies and form coloured compounds and stable complex ions; the elements scandium to copper and those lying below them in the periodic table
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