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, transitive(adj)

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

  2. transitive(adj)

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

Wiktionary

  1. transitive(Adjective)

    Making a transit or passage.

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

  2. transitive(Adjective)

    Affected by transference of signification.

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

  3. transitive(Adjective)

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

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

  4. transitive(Adjective)

    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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transitive(adj)

    having the power of making a transit, or passage

  2. Transitive(adj)

    effected by transference of signification

  3. Transitive(adj)

    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

How to pronounce transitive?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say transitive in sign language?

  1. transitive

Numerology

  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

Images & Illustrations of transitive

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