Pronunciation: (tran'si-tiv, -zi-), [key]
1. Gram.having the nature of a transitive verb.
2. characterized by or involving transition; transitional; intermediate.
3. passing over to or affecting something else; transeunt.
4. Math.noting a relation in which one element in relation to a second element and the second in relation to a third element implies the first element is in relation to the third element, as the relation “less than or equal to.”
Gram.See transitive verb.
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