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Definition of "transition" []

  • Passage from one form, state, style, or place to another. (noun)
  • Passage from one subject to another in discourse. (noun)
  • A word, phrase, sentence, or series of sentences connecting one part of a discourse to another. (noun)
  • Music A modulation, especially a brief one. (noun)
  • Music A passage connecting two themes or sections. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transition" in a sentence
  • "Accessing a specific event's transition has been renamed from next_# {event} _transition to"
  • "And a model of the whole time series as a transition from a farming exponential mode to an industry exponential mode suggests that the transition is not over yet - we are slowly approaching a real industry doubling time of about six years, or one hundred and fifty times the farming growth rate."
  • "Any parish in transition is going to breed a hard-core of disgruntled parishioners who resent anything that smacks of true expressions of the Catholic faith."