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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
transit

Plural
s

transit (s)
  1. The act of passing over, across, or through something.
  2. The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.
  3. (astronomy) The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.
  4. A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an imaginary line between two objects whose positions are known. When the navigator sees one object directly in front of the other, then navigator knows that his position is on the transit.
  6. (UK) a Ford Transit van.
  7. (Internet) to carry communications traffic to and from a customer or another network on a compensation basis as opposed to peerage in which the traffic to and from another network is carried on an equivalency basis or without charge.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to transit

Third person singular
transit

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to transit (third-person singular simple present transit, present participle t, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To pass over, across or through something
  2. To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction
  3. (astronomy, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) To make a transit

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Latin

Verb

trānsit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of trānseō.

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