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- 1 Grammar (of a verb or a sense or use of a verb) able to take a direct object (expressed or implied), e.g., saw in he saw the donkey. The opposite of intransitive.
Pronunciation: /ˌtransəˈtivitē, -zə-/noun
mid 16th century (in the sense 'transitory'): from late Latin transitivus, from transit- 'gone across' (see transit)