Meaning of TRANSITIVE in English

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)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.