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transilient

[tran-sil-ee-uh nt, -sil-yuh nt] /trænˈsɪl i ənt, -ˈsɪl yənt/
adjective
1.
leaping or passing from one thing or state to another.
Origin of transilient
1805-1815
1805-15; < Latin trānsilient- (stem of trānsiliēns), present participle of trānsilīre to leap across, equivalent to trāns- trans- + -sili- (combining form of salīre to leap) + -ent- -ent
Related forms
transilience, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transilient

transilient

/trænˈsɪlɪənt/
adjective
1.
passing quickly from one thing to another
Derived Forms
transilience, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin transilīre to jump over, from trans- + salīre to leap
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transilient in Medicine

transilient tran·sil·ient (trān-sĭl'yənt, -zĭl'-)
adj.
Jumping across; passing over. Used especially of the cortical association fibers in the brain that pass between nonadjacent convolutions.

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