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transition

1. Music
a. a movement from one key to another; modulation
b. a linking passage between two divisions in a composition; bridge
2. a style of architecture that was used in western Europe in the late 11th and early 12th century, characterized by late Romanesque forms combined with early Gothic details
3. Physics
a. any change that results in a change of physical properties of a substance or system, such as a change of phase or molecular structure
b. a change in the configuration of an atomic nucleus, involving either a change in energy level resulting from the emission of a gamma-ray photon or a transformation to another element or isotope
4. a sentence, passage, etc., that connects a topic to one that follows or that links sections of a written work

Transition

 

in biology, a type of mutation involving replacement of the nitrogenous base in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). In transition, one purine base is replaced by another purine base (adenine for thymine, or vice versa), and the pyrimidine base by another pyrimidine base (guanine for cystosine, or vice versa).

transition

[tran′zish·ən]
(cell and molecular biology)
A mutation resulting from the substitution in deoxyribonucleic acid or ribonucleic acid of one purine or pyrimidine for another.
(communications)
Change from one circuit condition to the other; for example, the change from mark to space or from space to mark.
(quantum mechanics)
The change of a quantum-mechanical system from one energy state to another.
(thermodynamics)
A change of a substance from one of the three states of matter to another.

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i. The change in the state of a helicopter from hover to movement in a horizontal direction, and vice versa.
ii. A sudden changeover from a blind instrument approach to visual on first sighting the runway.
iii. The change(s) involved in passing from flying one type of aircraft to flying another, especially in connection with transition training.
iv. A published procedure (DP Transition) used to connect the basic DP (departure procedure) to one of several en route airways/jet routes, or a published procedure (STAR Transition) used to connect one of several en route airways/jet routes to the basic STAR (standard terminal arrival route).
v. The position at which the laminar flow changes into a turbulent flow on an airfoil.

transition

A change from one condition or state to another. See digital TV transition and slide transition.
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Up until the '80s, coaches usually taught transition with one guard back as safety, the second guard stopping the ball, and the other three defenders sprinting to the middle of the floor to the opposite key area and then fanning out to pick up the attackers.
This article focuses on an analysis of the family demands associated with the young adult's transition from school to work.
Transition managers, as with other providers, like to tout their differentiating factors.
There are three stages in the model of transition developed by Bridges:
During negotiations, buyers often make it the responsibility of the selling CPA to introduce the buyer to the clients; include the buyer in all client meetings; and transition client work to other firm members.
In the rapid transition to production, we allocated neither the time nor funding to plan for efficient production.
He later moved to a large integrated delivery system and then made another successful transition to being the chief medical officer (CMO) of an eight-hospital health system.
The REALifelines advisors provide veterans and transitioning service members wounded and injured as a result of the war on terrorism, and their family members, with the resources they need to successfully transition to a rewarding civilian career.
All details of the future transition are resolved for clients and staff.
Important quality and environmental parameters have to fixed, agreed upon and monitored before, during and after the transition.
Research shows that early adolescents' self-esteem is lowest immediately after the transition into junior high school in seventh grade, but it increases during students' seventh-grade year (Wigfield, Eccles, Mac Iver, Reuman, & Midgley, 1991).
We do not anticipate that those issues will be resolved prior to the effective date of the standard, so the alternative transition method provides the opportunity to have those issues addressed prospectively.