[syn: transition, modulation]
5. a passage that connects a topic to one that follows;
1. cause to convert or undergo a transition;
- Example: "the company had to transition the old practices to modern technology"
2. make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another);
- Example: "The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets"
- Example: "The adagio transitioned into an allegro"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Transition \Tran*si"tion\, n. [L. transitio: cf. F. transition.
1. Passage from one place or state to another; charge; as,
the transition of the weather from hot to cold.
There is no death, what seems so is transition.
2. (Mus.) A direct or indirect passing from one key to
another; a modulation.
3. (Rhet.) A passing from one subject to another.
[He] with transition sweet, new speech resumes.
4. (Biol.) Change from one form to another.
Note: This word is sometimes pronounced tran*sish"un; but
according to Walker, Smart, and most other authorities,
the customary and preferable pronunciation is
tran*sizh"un, although this latter mode violates
analogy. Other authorities say tran*zish"un.
Transition rocks (Geol.), a term formerly applied to the
lowest uncrystalline stratified rocks (graywacke) supposed
to contain no fossils, and so called because thought to
have been formed when the earth was passing from an
uninhabitable to a habitable state.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of passing from one state or place to the next
[syn: passage, transition]
2: an event that results in a transformation [syn: conversion,
3: a change from one place or state or subject or stage to
4: a musical passage moving from one key to another [syn:
5: a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
v 1: cause to convert or undergo a transition; "the company had
to transition the old practices to modern technology"
2: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
128 Moby Thesaurus words for "transition":
about-face, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, alchemy,
alteration, amelioration, apostasy, assimilation, assumption,
becoming, betterment, break, change, change of heart, change-over,
changeableness, communication, conduction, constructive change,
contagion, continuity, convection, conversion, defection,
degeneration, degenerative change, delivery, deportation,
deterioration, development, deviation, diapedesis, difference,
diffusion, discontinuity, dissemination, divergence,
diversification, diversion, diversity, evolution, export,
exportation, expulsion, extradition, fitting, flip-flop,
gradual change, growth, import, importation, improvement,
interchange, lapse, melioration, metamorphosis, metastasis,
metathesis, metempsychosis, migration, mitigation, modification,
modulation, mutation, mutual transfer, naturalization, osmosis,
overthrow, passage, passing over, perfusion, progress,
qualification, radical change, re-creation, re-formation,
realignment, reconversion, redesign, reduction, reform,
reformation, remaking, renewal, reshaping, resolution,
restructuring, reversal, revival, revivification, revolution,
shift, spread, spreading, sudden change, switch, switch-over,
total change, transduction, transfer, transfer of property,
transference, transformation, transfusion, transit, translation,
translocation, transmigration, transmigration of souls,
transmission, transmittal, transmittance, transmutation,
transplacement, transplantation, transposal, transposition, travel,
turn, turnabout, turning into, upheaval, variation, variety,
violent change, volte-face, worsening