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transition

noun [C or U]
 
 
/trænˈzɪʃən/
a process of changing from one system, method, etc. to another: Following changes in taxation laws, 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 private sector plays the dominant role. a transition period/phase economic/political transitionthe transition from sth Financial support, especially for mothers making the transition from welfare to work situations, 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 corporate culture?a period/state of transition Our economy is in a period of transition .
in transition in the process of changing or developing: Emission reduction schemes in economies in transition have increased by 50%.
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