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Definition of transit noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈtrænsət//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the process of being moved or carried from one place to another The cost includes transit. goods damaged in transit
  2. 2[uncountable] the system of buses, trains, etc. that people use to travel from one place to another the transit system see also mass transit, rapid transit
  3. 3[uncountable, countable, usually singular] the act of going through a place on the way to somewhere else a transit visa (= one that allows a person to pass through a country but not to stay there)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: transit