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Translation of transition in Spanish:


uncountable and countable
  • 1 (change) a period/time of transition
    un período/una época de transición
    to be in a state of transition
    estar en estado de transición
    transition from something to something
    transición (feminine) de algo a algo
    the transition from dictatorship to democracy
    la transición de la dictadura a la democracia
    he successfully made the transition from monastic to secular life
    pasó de la vida monástica a la secular sin problemas
    (before noun) (period/stage)
    de transición
    transition element (Chemistry)
    elemento (masculine) de transición
    Example sentences
    • The situationists only wanted what could never exist, never accepting a period of transition, a process of change.
    • He skilfully dissects the complex and varied forms of the labour process during periods of transition.
    • For these other countries, postcommunism designates the period of transition and radical democratic changes that followed the end of communist rule.
  • 2 (Music)
    Example sentences
    • I was bowled over by the energy of the Seventh Symphony which has a lovely transition in the First Movement and a dreamy Allegretto reminding one of hallowed antiquity.
    • In a telling transition from B minor to F major, Delius calms the troubled man.
    • A quick transition to the major tonality provides sunshine.
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