To change from defense to offense or offense to defense without a stoppage in play.
Transition means to change from one thing to another.
An example of transition is a musician becoming an actor.
Other Word Forms of Transition
Transition Sentence Examples
When did this transition happen?
You were forced into a transition without being prepared for it.
The transition from home to college life is often difficult for young people.
The Dipnoi show a distinct transition between fishes and amphibia.
The third may be characterized as a period of transition; it marks the adoption in earnest of a guerrilla policy on the part of the enemy, and an uncertain casting about on the part of the British for a definite system with which to grapple with an unforeseen development.