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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋtrænsIt 〕


〔 ˊtrænsit 〕

Overview of noun transit

The noun transit has 3 senses

  • theodolite, transit -- (a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod)

  • transportation system, transportation, transit -- (a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods)

  • passage, transit -- (a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days")

Overview of verb transit

The verb transit has 4 senses

  • transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass over -- (make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert")

  • transit -- (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")

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

  • transit -- (cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day")