- a passing from one key to another; modulation.
- a brief modulation; a modulation used in passing.
- a sudden, unprepared modulation.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of transition
OTHER WORDS FROM transitiontran·si·tion·al, tran·si·tion·a·ry [tran-zish-uh-ner-ee, -sish-], /trænˈzɪʃ əˌnɛr i, -ˈsɪʃ-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for transition
When internet was working its way into society, Brazil set up a body known as the Internet Steering Committee, whose job was to smooth the transition of the internet in society and kind of improve its development.Podcast: COVID-19 is helping turn Brazil into a surveillance state|Anthony Green|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Life transitions are moments when behavior change is abnormally easy.How a vacation—or a pandemic—can help you adopt better habits now|matthewheimer|September 12, 2020|Fortune
As my colleague Maria Aspan reported yesterday, the appointment was an expected transition.New Citi CEO Jane Fraser gives Wall Street banks a fresh perspective|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 11, 2020|Fortune
Anticipating this, Uber says it has earmarked $800 million to help its drivers transition to electric vehicles.Uber Wants to Go All-Electric by 2030. It Won’t Be Easy|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|September 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
We need, at least for the transition period, natural gas to ensure a secure energy supply in Germany.Trump has long wanted to kill a Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline. Navalny’s poisoning could do it for him|David Meyer|September 8, 2020|Fortune
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|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How did you make the transition from pro surfer to modeling?Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He held intrigue for journalists converging for the transition of papal power.
Will the transition of power from one Kim to another become drenched in even more blood?
The traveller who descends into Italy by an Alpine pass never forgets the surprise and delight of the transition.Our Italy|Charles Dudley Warner
Yet it may well be that in his defection we have to see a stage in the transition from Welf to Guelf.Dante: His Times and His Work|Arthur John Butler
The hotel was a sort of transition point between the civilization we had left and the primitive society we were to enter.The Blue-Grass Region of Kentucky|James Lane Allen
Appearances are met with indicating a transition between cells with few fat-granules and those with many.
This temperature must therefore be below the transition point of this salt-pair (p. 314).The Phase Rule and Its Applications|Alexander Findlay
British Dictionary definitions for transition
- 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