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transilient

[ tran-sil-ee-uhnt, -sil-yuhnt ]
/ trænˈsɪl i ənt, -ˈsɪl yənt /
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adjective
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

OTHER WORDS FROM transilient

tran·sil·i·ence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for transilient

transilient
/ (trænˈsɪlɪənt) /

adjective
passing quickly from one thing to another

Derived forms of transilient

transilience, noun

Word Origin for transilient

C19: from Latin transilīre to jump over, from trans- + salīre to leap
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Medical definitions for transilient

transilient
[ trăn-sĭlyənt, -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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