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

  

transition

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//trænˈzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈzɪʃn//
 
; BrE BrE//trænˈsɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsɪʃn//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transition
BrE BrE//trænˈzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈzɪʃn//
 
; BrE BrE//trænˈsɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsɪʃn//
 
he / she / it transitions
BrE BrE//trænˈzɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈzɪʃnz//
 
; BrE BrE//trænˈsɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsɪʃnz//
 
past simple transitioned
BrE BrE//trænˈzɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈzɪʃnd//
 
; BrE BrE//trænˈsɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsɪʃnd//
 
past participle transitioned
BrE BrE//trænˈzɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈzɪʃnd//
 
; BrE BrE//trænˈsɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsɪʃnd//
 
-ing form transitioning
BrE BrE//trænˈzɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈzɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//trænˈsɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//trænˈsɪʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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to change or to make something change from one state or condition to another They transitioned from print journalism to the digital world. The 51-year-old is currently transitioning from male to female. transition somebody/something They decided to transition the farm to organic. 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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