transition
Pronunciation
  • enPR: trănzĭ'shən, IPA: /tɹænˈzɪʃən/
Noun

transition

  1. The process of change from one form, state, style or place to another.
  2. A word or phrase connecting one part of a discourse to another.
  3. (music) A brief modulation; a passage connecting two themes.
  4. (music) A change of key.
  5. (genetics) A point mutation in which one base is replaced by another of the same class (purine or pyrimidine); compare transversion.
  6. (some sports) A change from defense to attack, or attack to defense.
  7. (medicine) The onset of the final stage of childbirth.
  8. (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.
  9. (skating) A change between forward and backward motion without stopping.
  10. (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.
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transition (transitions, present participle transitioning; past and past participle transitioned)

  1. (intransitive) To make a transition#Noun|transition.
  2. (transitive) To bring through a transition#Noun|transition; to change.
    The soldier was transitioned from a combat role to a strategic role.
  3. (intransitive, LGBT) To change from one gender role to another, or bring one's outward appearance in line with one's internal gender identity.
    • 2009, Mara Drummond, Transitions - A Guide To Transitioning For Transsexuals And Their Families, page 71:
      If the transitioning person leaves the family home, there will be moving costs, and costs associated with the acquisition of another home or the renting of an apartment. If the non-transitioning spouse leaves the family home, […]
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