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Transit meaning

transit - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. make a passage or journey from one place to another
  4. 4. The act of passing; passage through or over.
  5. 5. The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.
  6. 6. A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit.
  7. 7. The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To pass over the disk of ( a heavenly body).
  10. 10. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; - called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.
  11. 11. A passing; crossing; passage of a heavenly body across a meridian or the sun's disc.

transit - examples of usage

  1. Farmers paid rent to the railroad for the transit of their goods. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Great nuisance that, sir; transit, you see, costs money. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. If their transit is to be by rail, the quality of their food for a day or two is of minor importance; they will soon recover. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
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