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Definitions of transit

  1. make a transit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. facility consisting of the roads and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. astronomy: pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place); "The comet will transit on September 11" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place); "The comet will transit on September 11" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. make a passage or journey from one place to another Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. The act of passing; passage through or over. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the sun's disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk of its primary. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body). Webster Dictionary DB
  17. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; - called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A passage through or over; conveyance; the passage of a heavenly body across the sun; an instrument used in surveying to measure angles: called in full a transit theodolite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A passing over: conveyance: passage, as of freight, on railways and steamboats: rapid transit, the speedy transportation of passengers to and from their residences, in large and crowded cities; elevated and underground railroads are the chief means of rapid transit at present: (astr.) the passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place: the passage of a planet over the sun's disc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A passing; crossing; passage of a heavenly body across a meridian or the sun's disc. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. The act of passing over or through; passage; especially, the passage of one heavenly body over the disk of another, or over the meridian. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A passing over or through; conveyance; the passing of an inferior planet across the sun's disk; the passage of a heavenly body across the meridian of a place. See Transient. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit. mso.anu.edu.au
  24. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit. dictgcide_fs
  25. tran'sit, n. a passing over: conveyance: (astron.) the passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place: the passage of a planet over the sun's disc: a transit circle, or instrument, for observing the transit of a heavenly body across the meridian.--ns. TRANS'IT-D[=U]'TY, a duty chargeable on goods passing through a country; TRANS'IT-IN'STRUMENT, an astronomical telescope mounted in the meridian and turning on a fixed east and west axis; TRANSI'TION, passage from one place or state to another: change: (mus.) a change of key.--adjs. TRANSI'TIONAL, TRANSI'TIONARY, containing or denoting transition: of intermediate character between species or genera, transmutational: characteristic of one epoch or style in its transition to another.--adv. TRANSI'TIONALLY.--adj. TRANS'ITIVE, passing over: having the power of passing: (gram.) denoting a verb which has a direct object.--adv. TRANS'ITIVELY.--n. TRANS'ITIVENESS.--adv. TRANS'ITORILY.--n. TRANS'ITORINESS.--adj. TRANS'ITORY, going or passing away: lasting for a short time: speedily vanishing.--n. TRANS'IT-TRADE, the trade of carrying foreign goods through a country. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Going, conveying, being conveyed, across or over or through, as allowed 2 days for the t. of the lake, improved methods of t. by rail, goods delayed in t., loses quality in (the) t.; passage, route, as the overland t.; = t.-circle, -compass, -instrument; apparent passage of heavenly body across meridian of place; passage of heavenly body (esp. of Venus as determining solar parallax, or of Mercury) across sun\'s disk &c.; t.-circle, -instrument, instruments for observing t. of heavenly body across meridian; t.-compass, surveyor\'s instrument for measuring horizontal angle; t. -duty (paid on goods passing through a country); (v.t.) cross the disk of (sun &c.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. [L.] The passage of a heavenly body across the meridian of a station ; the station being in the northern (southern) hemisphere, if it take place between the pole and the south (north) point of the horizon, it is a Superior or Upper Transit, or simply a Transit ; if between the pole and the north (south) point of the horizon, it is an Inferior or Lower Transit. A Transit instrument is an astronomical telescope mounted so as, after adjustment, to move in the plane of the meridian ; it is used for observing transits of the heavenly bodies ; it is one of the principal instruments of a fixed observatory. A Transit circle combines in one the transit instrument and the mural circle (q.v.). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. [Latin] Act of passing; passage through or over; act or process of causing to pass; conveyance;- a line of passage or conveyance through a country;- the passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope;-the passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Mercury or Venus across the sun's disk;-a transit-instrument. Cabinet Dictionary

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