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English noun: transition

1. transition (act) the act of passing from one state or place to the next


Synonymspassage


Broader (hypernym)change of state


Narrower (hyponym)fossilisation, fossilization, segue

2. transition (event) an event that results in a transformation


Synonymschangeover, conversion


Broader (hypernym)shift, transformation, transmutation


Narrower (hyponym)glycogenesis, isomerisation, isomerization, rectification

3. transition (event) a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)ground swell, jump, leap, saltation

4. transition (communication) a musical passage moving from one key to another


Synonymsmodulation


Broader (hypernym)musical passage, passage

5. transition (communication) a passage that connects a topic to one that follows


Broader (hypernym)passage


Narrower (hyponym)cut, dissolve, flash-forward, flashback, jump


English verb: transition

1. transition (change) cause to convert or undergo a transition


SamplesThe company had to transition the old practices to modern technology.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)convert


Causetransition

2. transition (change) make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another)


SamplesThe airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets.
The adagio transitioned into an allegro.


Pattern of useSomething ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change, shift, switch









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