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transformational grammar a system of grammar that accounts for sentence and phrase structures by applying a set of transformational rules to the basic structures of a language.
transformative causing transformation.
transformer a device that transfers electric current from one circuit or set of circuits to another, by means of electromagnetic induction and usu. for the purpose of changing voltage. [2 definitions]
transfuse to transmit or impart, as by causing to flow or become diffused. [2 definitions]
transfusion the act or process of transfusing, or the thing transfused. [2 definitions]
transgender relating to or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex which was assigned to them at birth.
transgress to violate a law, religious commandment, or the like; commit a crime or sin. [3 definitions]
transgression the act or an instance of transgressing; sin; crime; trespass.
tranship variant of transship.
transience the state or quality of being transient.
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 a process of changing 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 is followed by a stated direct object. In the sentence, "I teach math," the word "teach" is a transitive verb and "math" is the direct object.
transitory lasting for only a short time; brief.