Associations to the word «Transition»


TRANSITION, noun. The process of change from one form, state, style or place to another.
TRANSITION, noun. A word or phrase connecting one part of a discourse to another.
TRANSITION, noun. (music) A brief modulation; a passage connecting two themes.
TRANSITION, noun. (genetics) A point mutation in which one base is replaced by another of the same class (purine or pyrimidine); compare transversion.
TRANSITION, noun. (some sports) A change from defense to attack, or attack to defense.
TRANSITION, noun. (medicine) The onset of the final stage of childbirth.
TRANSITION, noun. (education) Professional special education assistance for children or adults in the process of leaving one educational environment or support program for another to relatively more independent living.
TRANSITION, noun. (skating) A change between forward and backward motion without stopping.
TRANSITION, noun. (LGBT) The process or act of changing from one gender role to another, or of bringing one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity.
TRANSITION, verb. (intransitive) To make a transition.
TRANSITION, verb. (transitive) To bring through a transition; to change.
TRANSITION, verb. (intransitive) (LGBT) To change from one gender role to another, or bring one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity.
TRANSITION ELEMENT, noun. (chemistry) any of the group or metallic elements that have an incomplete inner (d) electron shell; they have multiple valencies and form coloured compounds and stable complex ions; the elements scandium to copper and those lying below them in the periodic table
TRANSITION ELEMENTS, noun. Plural of transition element
TRANSITION FUNCTION, noun. (computing theory) A function from (state, input symbol) to state describing what state to move to on receiving a given input in a given state.
TRANSITION FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of transition function
TRANSITION MATRIX, adjective. (mathematics) (stochastic processes) (of a Markov chain) a square matrix whose rows consist of nonnegative real numbers, with each row summing to \(1\). Used to describe the transitions of a Markov chain; its element in the \(i\)'th row and \(j\)'th column describes the probability of moving from state \(i\) to state \(j\) in one time step.
TRANSITION METAL, noun. (chemistry) A transition element
TRANSITION METALS, noun. Plural of transition metal
TRANSITION POINT, noun. (fluid dynamics) The point in space at which fluid flow around an object changes from laminar to turbulent.
TRANSITION POINT, noun. The temperature at which a substance changes from one state of matter to another, or from one solid phase to another.
TRANSITION POINT, noun. Any similar point at which a characteristic of a system changes abruptly.
TRANSITION POINTS, noun. Plural of transition point
TRANSITION STATE, noun. (chemistry) An intermediate state in a chemical reaction that has a higher free energy than the reactants or the products
TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, noun. (physics) The temperature at which one phase of a material changes into another; a transition point
TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, noun. (physics) (chemistry) The temperature at which one form of a polymorph changes into another
TRANSITION TOWN, noun. (UK) (Ireland) a town in the British Isles that is a member of the Transition Towns movement and is striving to develop a higher standard of living and an environmentally friendly future.
TRANSITION TOWNS, proper noun. (UK) (Ireland) a movement that aims to aid towns in the British Isles willing to cooperate in becoming transition towns.
TRANSITION TOWNS, noun. Plural of transition town
TRANSITION ZONE, noun. Any of several physical zones in which the properties, or the behaviour of something undergoes a radical change
TRANSITION ZONE, noun. (physics) The stage in the flow or a fluid during which it changes from laminar to turbulent
TRANSITION ZONE, noun. (geology) The region between the upper and lower mantle characterized by a rapid increase in density
TRANSITION ZONE, noun. The area between a central business district and residential housing in a city
TRANSITION ZONES, noun. Plural of transition zone

Dictionary definition

TRANSITION, noun. The act of passing from one state or place to the next.
TRANSITION, noun. An event that results in a transformation.
TRANSITION, noun. A change from one place or state or subject or stage to another.
TRANSITION, noun. A musical passage moving from one key to another.
TRANSITION, noun. A passage that connects a topic to one that follows.
TRANSITION, verb. Cause to convert or undergo a transition; "the company had to transition the old practices to modern technology".
TRANSITION, verb. Make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another); "The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets"; "The adagio transitioned into an allegro".

Wise words

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Benjamin Franklin