[tran-sil-ee-uh nt, -sil-yuh nt]


leaping or passing from one thing or state to another.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for transilient



passing quickly from one thing to another
Derived Formstransilience, noun

Word Origin for transilient

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


[trăn-sĭlyənt, -zĭl-]


Jumping across; passing over. Used especially of the cortical association fibers in the brain that pass between nonadjacent convolutions.
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