collective transition

collective transition

[kə′lek·tiv tranz′ish·ən]
(nuclear physics)
A nuclear transition from one state of collective motion to another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A Cold War climate of forgetting only facilitated this smooth collective transition.
The playwrights' collective transitions the artistic directorship so that each member playwright has the opportunity to lead.

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