Meaning of TRANSITION in English
/ trænˈzɪʃn; NAmE ; -ˈsɪʃn/ noun
[ U , C ] transition (from sth) (to sth) | transition (between A and B) the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another :
the transition from school to full-time work
We need to ensure a smooth transition between the old system and the new one.
He will remain head of state during the period of transition to democracy.
This course is useful for students who are in transition (= in the process of changing) from one training programme to another.
► tran·si·tion·al / -ʃənl; NAmE / adjective :
a transitional period
a transitional government
mid 16th cent.: from French , or from Latin transitio(n-) , from transire go across.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005