Meaning of TRANSITIVE in English

— transitively , adv. — transitiveness, transitivity , n.

/tran"si tiv, -zi-/ , adj.

1. Gram. having the nature of a transitive verb.

2. characterized by or involving transition; transitional; intermediate.

3. passing over to or affecting something else; transeunt.

4. Math. noting a relation in which one element in relation to a second element and the second in relation to a third element implies the first element is in relation to the third element, as the relation "less than or equal to."


5. Gram. See transitive verb .

[ 1550-60; transitivus, equiv. to L transit ( us ) (see TRANSITION) + -ivus -IVE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .