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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

A thought is an idea in transit.
Pythagoras

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

The loneliness is when you pick up and move, even if you are not originally from that place, and you have some memories that you want to embrace. Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always looking out the back window.
Ajay Naidu

I think of images as an immune system and a transit system.
Lynda Barry

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.
Lakhdar Brahimi
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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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