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transitnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtræn·zɪt, -sɪt/
the process of moving, or the movement of goods or people from one place to another: Our boxes are in transit and should arrive tomorrow.
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"transit" in British English

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transitnoun [U]

uk   /ˈtræn.zɪt/  us   /ˈtræn.zɪt/

Transitnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtræn.zɪt/  us   /ˈtræn.zɪt/ trademark
a type of road vehicle used especially for carrying goods: He was seen driving a white Transit van near Leeds.
(Definition of transit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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transitnoun

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of transit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transit”
in Spanish tránsito, paso, viaje…
in Vietnamese quá cảnh…
in Malaysian pengangkutan…
in Thai การเดินทางผ่าน…
in French transit…
in German der Transport…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运输, 输送…
in Turkish taşıma, nakliye…
in Russian перевозка, транзит…
in Indonesian pemindahan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運輸, 輸送…
in Polish transport, komunikacja, podróż…
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