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transient brief in duration; transitory or temporary. [4 definitions]
transistor a compact electronic device that uses semiconductors to regulate current flow and thus requires much less energy for operation than a vacuum tube. [2 definitions]
transistorize to equip (a circuit or electronic device) with transistors.
transit the act or process of passing over, across, or through; passage. [7 definitions]
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.
transition change from one position, stage, or situation to another.
transitional of or pertaining to transition.
transition element any chemical element, usu. metallic, characterized by a partially filled inner shell of electrons.
transitive in grammar, indicating a verb that takes a direct object, such as "get". [3 definitions]
transitive verb a verb that has a direct object. In the sentence, "My father owns a grocery store," "owns" is a transitive verb and "store" is the direct object.
transitory lasting for only a short time; brief.
translate to convert (written or spoken words) into another language. [6 definitions]
translation the act of translating from one language to another. [4 definitions]
transliterate to write (letters or words) in the corresponding characters or symbols of another alphabet.
translucent permitting the diffused passage of light, so that images on the other side cannot be seen clearly.
transmigrate to pass into and be reborn in another body, as the soul of a dead person. [2 definitions]
transmigration the rebirth of the soul of a dead person in another's body. (See reincarnation.)
transmissible capable of being transmitted, as a disease.
transmission the act or process of transmitting, or the fact or condition of being transmitted. [4 definitions]
transmission line any system of conductors that transmits signals.
transmit to send or convey from a source to a destination. [6 definitions]