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Meaning of transition

tran•si•tion

Pronunciation: (tran-zish'un, -sish'-), [key]
— n.
  1. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
    1. a passing from one key to another; modulation.
    2. a brief modulation; a modulation used in passing.
    3. a sudden, unprepared modulation.
  2. a passage from one scene to another by sound effects, music, etc., as in a television program, theatrical production, or the like.
—v.i.
  1. to make a transition: He had difficulty transitioning from enlisted man to officer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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