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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 no longer necessary to determine where the sliding surface transitionally changes to less than five degrees from the horizontal.
Warren Bryant, who had been senior vice president of Kroger, the largest supermarket operator in the United States, succeeds Harold Somerset, who had been transitionally responsible for Longs' corporate activities.
Many foreign scholars claim that post-communist schooling is undemocratic, or at best transitionally democratic.
One, in the Arts & Crafts Collection, has a simulated quarter-sawn oak finish and Mission style hardware; another with black grain finish is in the contemporary Black Hills Collection, and another is in the transitionally styled Concept AZ Collection.
The trajectory of Lonergan's development is toward a transcendental spirituality in which the pervasive dynamism informing human living becomes more adequately expressed in explanatory terms and relations.(63) Once an appropriate and sufficiently rich context of interpretation has been evoked, the further development of Lonergan's thought becomes, at least transitionally, a systematic exercise.
Such students believe their writing is "creative" and that the kind of writing I want them to do -- which is to say writing in full and coherent sentences that can be put together with other coherent sentences to form solid paragraphs that can then be transitionally linked to form essays -- is inexcusably boring and oppressive.
Aged--Under Medicare, persons age 65 or over are included in this category if they are: entitled to monthly SSA benefits or payments from the Railroad Board (RRB), uninsured for SSA or RRB benefits but transitionally insured for Medicare, or not included in the previously mentioned groups but purchase hospital insurance coverage.
The North Down MP claimed the system of devolution in Northern Ireland was designed to "neutralise the power of a democratic majority" and create transitionally political institutions which would move Northern Ireland out of the UK and into the Republic.
The unit transitionally reactivated 28 July 2000 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, as the 112th MI Brigade (Prov).
In the absence of the necessary enabling legislation for provincial taxation, a transitionally assigned surcharge (TAS) would act as a proxy for own revenue equal to the tax room created.
Programming at the YWCA reaches out to all sectors of the community, from low-income and homeless children in its childcare program, to adolescent girls (ages 10 to 18) who are part of the AIM Program (a teen pregnancy, prevention, and stay-in-school initiative); from the transitionally homeless women that call the building's top three floors home, to members of the corporate world who view the luxurious Mediterranean-style ballroom as an ideal setting for parties and events.
However, the demand to create a protectorate or transitionally autonomous zone for ethnic Albanians in Kosovo implies setting up an incipient (and from the Serb standpoint, rival) state structure safeguarded by NATO in combination with the Russians or perhaps by a nonaligned contingent.