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transitionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /trænˈzɪʃ.ən/
C2 a ​change from one ​form or ​type to another, or the ​process by which this ​happens: The health-care ​system is in transition at the ​moment. There will be an ​interimgovernment to ​oversee the transition todemocracy. a ​change in which someone ​startslivingtheirlife as a ​person of a different gender: She ​began her transition from ​male to ​femalealmost seven ​years ago.

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transitionverb [I or T]

/trænˈzɪʃ.ən/
to ​startliving as a ​person of a different gender: Bornstein transitioned from ​male to ​femalealmost 20 ​years ago. It wasn't ​easy transitioning ​gender in the ​military.
(Definition of transition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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transitionnoun [C/U]

 us   /trænˈzɪʃ·ən/
the ​process of ​changing, or a ​change from one ​form or ​condition to another: [U] It was a ​neighborhood in transition from ​Jewish to Italian with a ​sprinkling of Irish. [C] Retirement is a ​big transition. literature, music A transition is also a ​link between ​ideas or ​sections in a ​work of ​literature or ​music.
transitional
adjective [not gradable]  us   /trænˈzɪʃ·ə·nəl/
We’re in a transitional ​periodright now, and no one ​knows what to ​expect.
(Definition of transition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transition" in Business English

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transitionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /trænˈzɪʃən/
a ​process of ​changing from one ​system, ​method, etc. to another: Following ​changes in ​taxationlaws, the Internal Revenue Service has promised to ​issue guidelines on how to ​deal with the transition.transition from sth (to sth) Government ​ministers believe that a gentler ​approach is needed during the transition from a government-led ​economy to one where the ​privatesectorplays the ​dominant role. a transition ​period/​phase economic/​political transitionthe transition from sth Financial ​support, especially for mothers making the transition from ​welfare to ​worksituations, is ​critical.the transition to sth The transition to the ​euro took ​place in 1999.make a transition (from/to sth) The ​region is slowly making a transition to a more knowledge-based ​economy.a smooth/difficult/tough transition Both ​sides need to ​work together in ​order to ensure a ​smooth transition of ​power.manage/achieve/complete a transition How do you ​plan to complete a transition that is so far-reaching in ​terms of its ​targets without ​compromising the ​corporateculture?a period/state of transition Our ​economy is in a ​period of transition .
in transition in the ​process of ​changing or ​developing: Emission ​reductionschemes in ​economies in transition have ​increased by 50%.
(Definition of transition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transition”
in Korean 과도…
in Arabic مَرحلة انتِقالِيّة…
in Malaysian peralihan…
in French transition…
in Russian переход…
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉變, 過度…
in Italian transizione, passaggio…
in Turkish geçiş, değişim, intikal…
in Polish przejście, przemiana…
in Spanish transición…
in Vietnamese sự quá độ…
in Portuguese transição…
in Thai การเปลี่ยน…
in German der Übergang…
in Catalan transició…
in Japanese 移行, 推移…
in Chinese (Simplified) 转变, 过渡…
in Indonesian peralihan…
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