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Meaning of transitive

tran•si•tive

Pronunciation: (tran'si-tiv, -zi-), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the nature of a transitive verb.
  2. characterized by or involving transition; transitional; intermediate.
  3. passing over to or affecting something else; transeunt.
  4. noting a relation in which one element in relation to a second element and the second in relation to a third element implies the first element is in relation to the third element, as the relation “less than or equal to.”
—n.
  1. See transitive verb.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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