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transit

trans·it

transit

 
 
pronunciation:
traen siht [or] traen ziht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of passing over, across, or through; passage.
The train's extraordinarily rapid transit from one city to the other was impressive.Some of our luggage was lost in transit.
similar words:
passage
definition 2: a system for transporting people or goods from one place to another, esp. a public passenger bus or train system in an urban area.
The city needs to invest more money in mass transit.
definition 3: the passage of a celestial body across the face of another or across the meridian or the telescopic field of an observer.
definition 4: a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and sometimes vertical angles.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: transited, transiting, transits
definition 1: to pass over, across, or through.
The goods transitted the sea.
definition 2: to cross (a meridian or the face of another celestial body).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to pass over, across, or through something.
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