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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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It is to be recalled that the transitional period is 39 months, to begin since the signing of the constitutional document, and that priority will be given during the first six months for serious work to realize peace, according the transitional period's program.
The key unresolved issue is the formation of the transitional legislative assembly and any delay in its formation will paralyze the functioning of the transitional government.
The latest developments come after talks between the military council and opposition alliance had stalled over the formation of the joint transitional council and the transition period.
For Transitional Justice to really work in Taiwan, it needs cross-party support.
We participated in the voluntary registration process to ensure we met the standards for sober living set by CCAPP and the safest environment possible for our clients," says Sherrie Rager, Ph.D., Program Director at Hosanna Transitional Living.
Jason is a classic example of a child who may benefit from a camp transitional object.
I do not think an 80-year old man who chaired a committee to release criminals and terrorists can do anything for transitional justice.
Transitional justice has seen the development of numerous models and approaches and come to encompass everything from traditional criminal procedures in the form of international courts and tribunals and hybrid and special courts to expansive programs of lustration, reparation, truth and reconciliation, and commemoration.
(6): Based on a resolution by the Revolutionary Committee, a Transitional National Council shall be formed consisting of 551 members to replace the dissolved parliament, and to include components not represented in it.
Topics that were addressed include the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) and their relationship with immunity laws, transitional justice, democratic transition, and the role of international actors and civil society.
Elite-driven transitional justice programs tend to revolve around the perceived need for justice through judicial processes, but as Robins (an associate of the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, U.

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