adj.1 Gram. (of a verb or sense of a verb) that takes a direct object (whether expressed or implied), e.g. saw in saw the donkey, saw that she was ill (opp. INTRANSITIVE).
2 Logic (of a relation) such as to be valid for any two members of a sequence if it is valid for every pair of successive members.
transitively adv. transitiveness n. transitivity n.
Etymology: LL transitivus (as TRANSIT)