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Definition of transition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[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 field of study to another.
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adjective a transitional period a transitional government

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