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English noun: transition

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


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


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


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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