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transitional

[ tran-zish-uh-nl, ‐sish‐ ]
/ trænˈzɪʃ ə nl, ‐ˈsɪʃ‐ /
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adjective
of or relating to a transition from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another: transitional governments; transitional housing for people with serious mental illness.
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Also tran·si·tion·ar·y [tran-zish-uh-ner-ee, ‐sish‐] /trænˈzɪʃ əˌnɛr i, ‐ˈsɪʃ‐/ .

Origin of transitional

First recorded in 1670–80; transition + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM transitional

tran·si·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·tran·si·tion·al, adjective
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