What does transition mean?

Definitions for transition
trænˈzɪʃ ən, -ˈsɪʃ-tran·si·tion

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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.

Editors Contribution

  1. transition

    To change and evolve from a current form to a new and improved form.

    The government transition is systematic and easy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of transition in a Sentence

  1. Adam Schiff:

    The questions are profound enough that I think we need to move past it, and ideally that would mean the chairman ought to recuse himself, not only from the investigation involving potential coordination or collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, but also any oversight of minimization issues affecting the Trump transition since he was a member of that Trump transition team.

  2. Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen:

    We think we've stalled the clock just enough to stop HUD from finalizing this, even if they finalize it, we've been working with the Joe Biden transition to make sure Biden's HUD repeals this just as quickly. We hope the Joe Biden administration will clean it right back up.

  3. Mark Zuckerberg:

    The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden.

  4. Grey Schoolcraft:

    I wanted the transgender flag in there because I still feel that going from whatever you are originally to nonbinary is also a transition and it doesn't just have to be straight female to male.

  5. Bruce Jenner:

    I trained hard, I competed hard and for that people respected me but this transition has been harder on me than anything I could have imagined and that's the case for so many others besides me, for that reason alone trans people deserve something vital. They deserve your respect.

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