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transition British & World English

The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another

transition English Thesaurus

the transition from school to work

transition curve British & World English

A curve of constantly changing radius, used to connect a circular arc to a straight line or to an arc of different curvature

transition metal British & World English

Any of the set of metallic elements occupying a central block (Groups IVB-VIII, IB, and IIB, or 4-12) in the periodic table, e.g. iron, manganese, chromium, and copper. Chemically they show variable valency and a strong tendency to form coordination compounds, and many of their compounds are coloured

transition point British & World English

The set of conditions of temperature and pressure at which different phases of the same substance can be in equilibrium

transition series British & World English

The set of transition metals

transition probability British & World English

The probability of the occurrence of a transition between two quantum states of an atom, nucleus, electron, etc.

transition temperature British & World English

The temperature at which a substance acquires or loses a distinctive property, in particular superconductivity

augmented transition network British & World English

A type of grammar that represents a sentence as a series of states and possible continuations, augmented with rules for such matters as word agreement

transition element in transition metal British & World English

Any of the set of metallic elements occupying a central block (Groups IVB-VIII, IB, and IIB, or 4-12) in the periodic table, e.g. iron, manganese, chromium, and copper. Chemically they show variable valency and a strong tendency to form coordination compounds, and many of their compounds are coloured