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the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another:students in transition from one program to another a transition to multiparty democracy a passage in a piece of writing that smoothly connects two topics or sections to each other. Music a momentary modulation from one key to another. Physics a change of an atom, nucleus, electron, etc., from one quantum state to another, with emission or absorption of radiation.
verb chiefly North American
undergo or cause to undergo a process or period of transition: [with object]:the network ought to be built by the federal government and then transitioned into private industry [no object]:we have transitioned from a high-intensity combat operation to a support role in the community