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[tran-sil-ee-uh nt, -sil-yuh nt]
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  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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Related Words for transilience

advance, breakthrough, inspiration, jump, transilience

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Historical Examples of transilience

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

    The Mirrors of Downing Street

    Harold Begbie

British Dictionary definitions for transilience


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

Word Origin for transilient

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


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