What does Transitive mean?

Definitions for Transitive
ˈtræn sɪ tɪv, -zɪ-tran·si·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transitive verb, transitive verb form, transitiveadjective

    a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical

  2. transitiveadjective

    designating a verb that requires a direct object to complete the meaning


  1. transitiveadjective

    Making a transit or passage.

  2. transitiveadjective

    Affected by transference of signification.

  3. transitiveadjective

    Of a verb, that takes an object or objects. (compare with intransitive.)

  4. transitiveadjective

    Of a relation R on a set S, such that if xRy and yRz, then xRz for all member x, y and z of S (that is, if the relation applies from one element to a second, and from the second to a third, then it also applies from the first element to the third).

    "Is an ancestor of" is a transitive relation.

  5. Etymology: From transitivus, from transitus, from trans + itus, from eo

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Transitiveadjective

    Etymology: transitivus, Lat.

    One cause of cold is the contact of cold bodies; for cold is active and transitive into bodies adjacent, as well as heat. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 70.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transitiveadjective

    having the power of making a transit, or passage

  2. Transitiveadjective

    effected by transference of signification

  3. Transitiveadjective

    passing over to an object; expressing an action which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive verb, for example, he holds the book

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Transitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Transitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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