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Definition of Transit

Transit

  1. The act of passing; passage through or over.
  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.
  4. The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.
  5. 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.
  6. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.
  7. To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).

Transit Quotations

The Venus transit is not a spectacle the way a total solar eclipse is a spectacle.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ships are obliged to take on harbor or river pilots - who provide specialized local navigation - when they approach a port, but in the canal, a Suez crew is also obligatory. The crew members are there in case the ship needs to be moored during the canal transit, but this rarely happens.
Rose George

You cannot separate the buildings out from the infrastructure of cites and the mobility of transit.
Norman Foster

A thought is an idea in transit.
Pythagoras

An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers, and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command, my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible.
Henry Morton Stanley
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Transit Translations

transit in French is transiter, transit
transit in Italian is tragitto
transit in Swedish is genomresa
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