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- adj. of, or relating to a transition
- adj. temporary; pending the implementation of something new
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to transition; involving or denoting transition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, the case expressing direction toward. Also called terminalis.
- Of or pertaining to transition; containing, involving, or denoting transition; changing; passing: as, the transitional stages of a tadpole; the transitional plumage of a molting bird.
- In biology, of intermediate or intergraded character between two or more species, genera, etc., and thus, as it were, exhibiting or illustrating a transition from one to another form of organic life; transmutational: as, a transitional specimen; also, pertaining to or effecting such transmutation: as, a transitional theory; a transitional process.
- Specifically, in art, relating to, characterizing, or belonging to an epoch or stage of change from one style or state of development to the next succeeding, and especially to that between archaism and full development in Greek art, and to that between the Romanesque and the Pointed in medieval art.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or characterized by transition
From transitition (from Latin transitio 'transition', from transitus, the past participle of transire 'to transit', itself from trans- 'across' + ire 'to go, pass') + -al (Wiktionary)