Definition of transition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

transition

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BrE BrE//trænˈzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈzɪʃn//
 
; BrE BrE//trænˈsɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another transition (from something) (to something) the transition from school to full-time work He will remain head of state during the period of transition to democracy. transition (between A and B) We need to ensure a smooth transition between the old system and the new one. This course is useful for students who are in transition (= in the process of changing) from one training programme to another. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French, or from Latin transitio(n-), from transire ‘go across’.Extra examples Her transition from girl to woman was complete. The ceremony marks the transition of the student to graduate status. The company was slow to make the transition from paper to computer. The country is in transition from an agricultural to an industrial society. The negotiators hoped to bring about a smooth transition to an interim administration. This training course aims to smooth the transition between education and employment. This class is useful for students who are in transition from one training programme to another.

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