transition[tran zis̸h′ən, -sis̸h′ən]
- The definition of a transition is a word or group of words that relate something that came before to what comes after.
An example of transition is using the word however in a sentence.
- Transition is a passing from one form or stage to the next.
An example of transition is what happens between active labor and a baby being born.
- Transition means to change from one thing to another.
An example of transition is a musician becoming an actor.
- a passing from one condition, form, stage, activity, place, etc. to another
- the period of such passing
- a word, phrase, sentence, or group of sentences that relates a preceding topic to a succeeding one or that smoothly connects parts of a speech or piece of writing
- a shifting from one key to another; modulation; esp., a brief or passing modulation
- an abrupt change into a remote key
- a passage connecting two sections of a composition
Origin of transitionClassical Latin transitio ; from transitus: see transit
- Change from one form, state, style, or place to another.
- a. Change from one subject to another in discourse.b. A word, phrase, sentence, or series of sentences connecting one part of a discourse to another.
- Music a. Change from one key or tonality to another.b. A passage connecting two themes or sections, usually changing to a new key or tonality.
- Genetics A point mutation in which a pyrimidine is replaced by another pyrimidine, or a purine is replaced by another purine.
- Sports The process of changing from defense to offense or offense to defense without a stoppage in play, as in basketball or hockey.
- A period during childbirth that precedes the expulsive phase of labor, characterized by strong uterine contractions and nearly complete cervical dilation.
intransitive verbtran·si·tioned, tran·si·tion·ing, tran·si·tions
- To make a transition.
- Sports To change from defense to offense or offense to defense without a stoppage in play.
- tran·si′tion·al, tran·si′tion·ar′y
- The process of change from one form, state, style or place to another.
- A word or phrase connecting one part of a discourse to another.
- (music) A brief modulation; a passage connecting two themes.
- (genetics) A point mutation in which one base is replaced by another of the same class (purine or pyrimidine); compare transversion.
- (some sports) A change from defense to attack, or attack to defense.
- (medicine) The onset of the final stage of childbirth.
- (education) Professional special education assistance for children or adults in the process of leaving one educational environment or support program for another to relatively more independent living.
- (skating) A change between forward and backward motion without stopping.
- (LGBT) 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.
In the United Kingdom education system, the noun is used to define any move within or between schools, for example, a move from one year group to the next. Contrast with transfer which is used to define a move from one school to another, for example from primary school to secondary school. In the United States education system the, noun is used to define a move from a one phase of an Independent Educational Program (IEP) to another specifically regarding the child's or adult's progress from more or less special educational support to greater independent living.
(third-person singular simple present transitions, present participle transitioning, simple past and past participle transitioned)
- (intransitive) To make a transition.
- (LGBT) To change from one gender role to another, or bring one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity.