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mass transit a system of public transportation that carries people from place to place within a city by bus and train.
rapid transit a system of metropolitan public transportation, such as a subway, that uses elevated and underground electric trains moving quickly and unimpeded through the city.
sic transit gloria mundi (Latin) thus passes away worldly glory.
transit instrument a telescope mounted so that it can be rotated only along a longitudinal meridian, used to observe and measure the transit time of celestial bodies across that meridian.