Meaning of TRANSITIVE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtran(t)-sə-tiv, ˈtran-zə-; ˈtran(t)s-tiv ]


Etymology: Late Latin transitivus, from Latin transitus, past participle of transire

Date: 1590

1. : characterized by having or containing a direct object

a transitive verb

a transitive construction

2. : being or relating to a relation with the property that if the relation holds between a first element and a second and between the second element and a third, it holds between the first and third elements

equality is a transitive relation

3. : of, relating to, or characterized by transition

• tran·si·tive·ly adverb

• tran·si·tive·ness noun

• tran·si·tiv·i·ty ˌtran(t)-sə-ˈti-və-tē, ˌtran-zə- noun

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