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- (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtɹæn.zɪt/, /ˈtɹæn.sɪt/
- (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˈtɹæn.zət/, /ˈtɹæn.sət/
- (UK, now rare) IPA(key): /ˈtɹɑːn.zɪt/
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- Rhymes: -ænzɪt
- The act of passing over, across, or through something.
- 1790 November, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event. […], London: […] J[ames] Dodsley, […], OCLC 946162345:
- In France you are now […] in the transit from one form of government to another.
- 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
- In the hollow by the park wall it appeared again, distinctly; and here it was plain the transit of the wall had been made, for the traces of the mud were evident enough upon its surface, and the mortar at top was displaced, and a little tuft of grass in the mud, left by the clodded shoesole.
- The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.
- the transit of goods through a country
- (astronomy) The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.
- A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
- (navigation) An imaginary line between two objects whose positions are known. When the navigator sees one object directly in front of the other, the navigator knows that his position is on the transit.
- (Britain) A Ford Transit van, see Transit.
- Beufort road, Birkenhead, about 17.15 June 19 2013, white transit overtakes and swerves left into junction almost taking my front wheel.
- (Canada, US) Public transport system.
- I always take the transit to work.
act of passing over, across, or through something
conveyance of people or goods from one place to another
astronomy: passage of a celestial body
- To pass over, across or through something.
- To convey people or goods from one place to another, especially by public transport vehicles.
- To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction.
- (astronomy, intransitive) To make a transit.
- (Internet) To carry communications traffic to and from a customer or another network on a compensation basis as opposed to peerage in which the traffic to and from another network is carried on an equivalency basis or without charge.
to pass over, across or through something
to revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction
astronomy: to make a transit
internet: to carry traffic on compensation basis
- “transit” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “transit” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- transit at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “transit” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.
transit m (plural transic)