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transition  


      n  
1    change or passage from one state or stage to another  
2    the period of time during which something changes from one state or stage to another  
3      (Music)  
a    a movement from one key to another; modulation  
b    a linking passage between two divisions in a composition; bridge  
4      (Also called)    transitional   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  
5      (Physics)   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  
6    a sentence, passage, etc., that connects a topic to one that follows or that links sections of a written work  
     (C16: from Latin transitio; see transient)  
  transitional     (rarely)  
  transitionary      adj  
  transitionally      adv  


augmented transition network  
      n   (in certain schools of linguistics) a formalism, usually expressed as a diagram, having the power of a Turing machine, used as the basis of processes transforming sentences into their syntactic representations,   (Abbrev.)    ATN  
forbidden transition  
      n     (Physics)   an electronic transition in a molecule, etc., that has a very low probability of occurring  
transition element   , metal  
      n     (Chem)   any element belonging to one of three series of elements with atomic numbers between 21 and 30, 39 and 48, and 57 and 80. They have an incomplete penultimate electron shell and tend to exhibit more than one valency and to form complexes  
transition point  
      n  
1    the point in a stream of fluid flow at which laminar flow changes to turbulent flow  
2       See       transition temperature  
transition temperature  
      n   the temperature at which a sudden change of physical properties occurs, such as a change of phase, crystalline structure, or conductivity  
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adj.
belonging to same period;
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
n.
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.

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