- a passing from one key to another; modulation.
- a brief modulation; a modulation used in passing.
- a sudden, unprepared modulation.
verb (used without object)
Origin of transition
Synonyms for transition
Related Words for transitiondevelopment, evolution, upheaval, progression, shift, conversion, passage, growth, progress, changeover, transformation, flux, transit, alteration, turn, metamorphosis, passing, transmutation, metastasis, realignment
Examples from the Web for transition
Contemporary Examples of transition
A second document was titled: “Gambia Reborn: A Charter for Transition from Dictatorship to Democracy and Development.”The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country
January 6, 2015
Exactly when the transition to modern domestic creature took place, for a bird that is wild to this day, is controversial.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
How did you make the transition from pro surfer to modeling?Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave
December 23, 2014
He held intrigue for journalists converging for the transition of papal power.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
Will the transition of power from one Kim to another become drenched in even more blood?Kim Jong Un’s Kid Gloves Are Now Off
Gordon G. Chang
December 17, 2014
Historical Examples of transition
From one enemy of Robert the transition is brief and natural to another.Brave and Bold
For him these years were a period of mental growth, of transition, of development.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
This transition of thought from the cause to the effect proceeds not from reason.
Such measures are good as makeshifts in a period of transition.The Sexual Question
Let there be nothing in the state of transition worse than simple imprisonment.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle
H. N. Brailsford
- a movement from one key to another; modulation
- a linking passage between two divisions in a composition; bridge
- any change that results in a change of physical properties of a substance or system, such as a change of phase or molecular structure
- a change in the configuration of an atomic nucleus, involving either a change in energy level resulting from the emission of a gamma-ray photon or a transformation to another element or isotope
Word Origin for transition
1550s, from Latin transitionem (nominative transitio) "a going across or over," noun of action from past participle stem of transire "go or cross over" (see transient).