Transit meaning

trănsĭt, -zĭt
Transit is a passage or transition through or across, or public transportation.

An example of transit is moving a shipment from point A to point B.

An example of transit is a commuter train.

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The act of passing over, across, or through; passage.
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To pass over, across, or through.

Aircraft transiting the United States and Canada.

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To make a transit.
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To revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction.
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A surveying instrument for measuring horizontal angles, a kind of theodolite.
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To make a transit through or across.
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To revolve (the telescope of a transit) so as to reverse its direction.
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To make a transit, or passage.
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The passage of a smaller celestial body or its shadow across the disk of a larger celestial body. As observed from Earth, Mercury and Venus are the only planets of the solar system that make transits of the Sun, because they are the only planets with orbits that lie between Earth and the Sun. Mercury makes an average of 13 transits of the Sun each century. Transits of Venus across the Sun are much rarer, with only 7 of them having occurred between 1639 and 2004. In contrast, transits of Jupiter's moons across its disk are common occurrences.
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The passage of a celestial body across the celestial meridian (the great circle on the celestial sphere passing through the celestial poles and an observer's zenith). For any observer, the object is at its highest in the sky at its transit of the observer's meridian.
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The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.

The transit of goods through a country.

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(astronomy) The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.
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A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
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(navigation) An imaginary line between two objects whose positions are known. When the navigator sees one object directly in front of the other, the navigator knows that his position is on the transit.
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(UK) A Ford Transit van.
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(Internet) To carry communications traffic to and from a customer or another network on a compensation basis as opposed to peerage in which the traffic to and from another network is carried on an equivalency basis or without charge.
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To pass over, across or through something.
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To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction.
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(astronomy, intransitive) To make a transit.
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Transit is defined as to pass through or to reverse direction.

An example of transit is to pass through a mountainside in your car.

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A transition or change, as to a spiritual existence at death.
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A surveying instrument similar to a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
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(astronomy) To make a transit across (a celestial body as perceived by an observer), as a planet passing between the sun and Earth.
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The act of passing over, across, or through something.
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Origin of transit

  • Middle English transite from Latin trānsitus from past participle of trānsīre to go across transient

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Latin transire (“to go across, pass in, pass through”), from trans (“over”) + ire (“to go”).

    From Wiktionary