transitive verb, transitive verb form, transitive(adj)
a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical
designating a verb that requires a direct object to complete the meaning
Making a transit or passage.
Affected by transference of signification.
Of a verb, that takes an object or objects. (compare with intransitive.)
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.
Origin: From transitivus, from transitus, from trans + itus, from eo
having the power of making a transit, or passage
effected by transference of signification
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
The numerical value of transitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of transitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2