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transition

noun [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 period right now, and no one knows what to expect.
Translations of “transition”
in Arabic مَرحلة انتِقالِيّة…
in Korean 과도…
in Malaysian peralihan…
in French transition…
in Turkish geçiş, değişim, intikal…
in Italian transizione, passaggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉變, 過度…
in Russian переход…
in Polish przejście, przemiana…
in Vietnamese sự quá độ…
in Spanish transición…
in Portuguese transição…
in Thai การเปลี่ยน…
in German der Übergang…
in Catalan transició…
in Japanese 移行, 推移…
in Indonesian peralihan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 转变, 过渡…
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