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transilient

[tran-sil-ee-uh nt, -sil-yuh nt]
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adjective
  1. leaping or passing from one thing or state to another.
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Origin of transilient

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 formstran·sil·i·ence, noun
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Examples from the Web for transilience

Historical Examples

  • The most conspicuous thing in his character is its transilience.

    The Mirrors of Downing Street

    Harold Begbie


British Dictionary definitions for transilience

transilient

adjective
  1. passing quickly from one thing to another
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Derived Formstransilience, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin transilīre to jump over, from trans- + salīre to leap
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transilience in Medicine

transilient

(trăn-sĭlyənt, -zĭl-)
adj.
  1. Jumping across; passing over. Used especially of the cortical association fibers in the brain that pass between nonadjacent convolutions.
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