Meaning of TRANSITION in English
I. tran ‧ si ‧ tion 1 W3 AC /trænˈzɪʃ ə n,-ˈsɪ-/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable and countable]
formal when something changes from one form or state to another
transition from something to something
the smooth transition from full-time work to full retirement
Making the transition from youth to adulthood can be very painful.
a society that is in transition (=changing)
the period of transition to full democracy
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▪ smooth (=happening without any problems)
There were some difficulties in achieving a smooth transition to independence.
We all wish to see a peaceful transition.
Elections will be held in the course of a gradual transition from military to civilian rule.
She has had to make the difficult transition from child actor to adult star.
▪ make the transition
The biggest problem will be making the transition from one system to the other.
■ transition + NOUN
▪ a transition period/a period of transition
The major industrial nations are in a period of transition.
▪ a transition process/a process of transition
He will deal with any problems that might arise during the transition process.
II. transition 2 BrE AmE verb [intransitive]
to change to a new state or start using something new
He will transition to his new role next month.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012