transit

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[Trans·it]

Transit means “journey,” and saying you’re "in transit" means you’re on your way somewhere. Before we had cell phones, one of the upsides of being in transit was that no one could get in touch with you.

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The act of passing; passage through or over.

Noun
a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"

Noun
a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

Noun
a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Verb
cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

Verb
revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

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Verb
pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place); "The comet will transit on September 11"

Verb
make a passage or journey from one place to another


n.
The act of passing; passage through or over.

n.
The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.

n.
A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit.

n.
The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.

n.
The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the sun's disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk of its primary.

n.
An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.

v. t.
To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).


Transit

Trans"it , n. [L. transitus, from transire to go over: cf. F. transit. See Transient.] 1. The act of passing; passage through or over.
In France you are now . . . in the transit from one form of government to another.
2. The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country. 3. A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit. E. G. Squier. 4. (Astron.) (a) The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope. (b) The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the sun's disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk of its primary. 5. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit. &hand; The surveyor's transit differs from the theodolite in having the horizontal axis attached directly to the telescope which is not mounted in Y's and can be turned completely over about the axis. Lower transit (Astron.), the passage of a heavenly body across that part of the meridian which is below the polar axis. -- Surveyor's transit. See Transit, 5, above. -- Transit circle (Astron.), a transit instrument with a graduated circle attached, used for observing the time of transit and the declination at one observation. See Circle, n., 3. -- Transit compass. See Transit, 5, above. -- Transit duty, a duty paid on goods that pass through a country. -- Transit instrument. (Astron.) (a) A telescope mounted at right angles to a horizontal axis, on which it revolves with its line of collimation in the plane of the meridian, -- used in connection with a clock for observing the time of transit of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place. (b) (Surv.) A surveyor's transit. See Transit, 5, above. -- Transit trade (Com.), the business conected with the passage of goods through a country to their destination. -- Upper transit (Astron.), the passage of a heavenly body across that part of the meridian which is above the polar axis.

Transit

Trans"it, v. t. (Astron.) To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).

The act of passing; passage through or over.

To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).

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A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbors of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit.

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