[tran-sil-ee-uh nt, -sil-yuh nt]
- leaping or passing from one thing or state to another.
Origin of transilient
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The most conspicuous thing in his character is its transilience.The Mirrors of Downing Street
- passing quickly from one thing to another
Word Origin for transilient
C19: from Latin transilīre to jump over, from trans- + salīre to leap
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- Jumping across; passing over. Used especially of the cortical association fibers in the brain that pass between nonadjacent convolutions.
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