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English definition of “transit”

transit

noun     /ˈtrænsɪt/
[U] US TRANSPORT a system of vehicles, for example, buses, trains, and aircraft, for getting from one place to another: Prompt action is needed to enhance the region's transportation network, including highways and transit. Using public transit could save the average two-adult household $6,251 each year, according to a recent study. a transit system/service/network a transit agency/authority transit funding/subsidies
[S or U] the activity or process of transporting goods or materials from one place to another: transit of sth Further threats have been made to disrupt the transit of Russian gas to Europe. transit pipelines
in transit goods or people that are in transit are being transported from one place to another: be damaged/lost in transit Some of the equipment was damaged in transit.
→ See also mass transit, stoppage in transit
(Definition of transit noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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