- the passage of a heavenly body across the meridian of a given location or through the field of a telescope.
- the passage of Mercury or Venus across the disk of the sun, or of a satellite or its shadow across the face of its primary.
- meridian circle.
verb (used with object), tran·sit·ed, tran·sit·ing.
verb (used without object), tran·sit·ed, tran·sit·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for transit
The paperwork was spotless: he had died in transit, the conjunction of a weak heart and long trip.
Its method of transit is direct person-to-person contact with body fluids.
On top of the $8-10K salary, visa and transit costs will be covered.
Instead of a lock and key, you get “strong encryption to protect evidence data in transit and at rest.”Your Arrest Video Is Going Online. Who Will See It?|Jacob Siegel|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A source tells The Daily Beast that Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) will be the next chair of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee.Missouri Rep.To Lead Crucial Highways Subcommittee|Tim Mak|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They travelled rarely, and dwelt close to their work, because swift means of transit had not yet come.Tales of Space and Time|Herbert George Wells
At the same time he undertook to provide the necessary supplies for its maintenance during the transit.The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete|Friedrich Schiller
This was the penalty for making the transit from a lower to a higher civilization.
"Run through the apertures uselessly in transit," I think I said last.Miss Cayley's Adventures|Grant Allen
You see, there will be no waste, no damage in transit, as there always is with wheat and flour.Father Goriot|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for transit
- the passage or conveyance of goods or people
- (as modifier)a transit visa
- the passage of a celestial body or satellite across the face of a relatively larger body as seen from the earth
- the apparent passage of a celestial body across the meridian, caused by the earth's diurnal rotation