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English noun: transit

1. transit (artifact) a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod


Synonymstheodolite


Broader (hypernym)surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument


Narrower (hyponym)tacheometer, tachymeter


Part holonymalidad, alidade

2. transit (artifact) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods


Synonymstransportation, transportation system


Broader (hypernym)facility, installation


Narrower (hyponym)air transportation system, highway system, public transit, short line, telferage, telpherage


Part holonymairfield, bridge, depot, field, flying field, landing field, line, public transport, span, terminal, terminus, way


Part meronymbase, infrastructure

3. transit (act) a journey usually by ship


SamplesThe outward passage took 10 days.


Synonymspassage


Broader (hypernym)journey, journeying


Narrower (hyponym)lockage


English verb: transit

1. transit (motion) make a passage or journey from one place to another


SamplesThe tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;.
Some travelers pass through the desert.


Synonymsmove through, pass across, pass over, pass through


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass


Narrower (hyponym)cut


Verb grouptransit

2. transit (motion) pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)


SamplesThe comet will transit on September 11.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

3. transit (motion) revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)revolve, roll

4. transit (motion) cause or enable to pass through


SamplesThe canal will transit hundreds of ships every day.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, take


Verb groupmove through, pass across, pass over, pass through, transit









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