transitionist (plural transitionists)

  1. Someone skilled at coping with, or managing transition in some, or any field.
  2. Someone or something (such as a country) undergoing transition, e.g. from one system or status to another.
    • 2004, Steve Kibble, Futures for Southern Africa: Report of a Symposium Held in Windhoek, Namibia, September 2003, CIIR (ISBN 9781852873042):
      Namibian human rights activist Phil ya Nangoloh drew a distinction between transitionist states, which saw a nonviolent shift from dictatorship to multiparty democracy, and self-determinationist states […]
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