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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 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

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

From the late 1940s, into and through the '50s, there developed a complex interaction between federal government, state and local government, real-estate interests, commercial interests and court decisions, which had the effect of undermining the mass transit system across the country.
Noam Chomsky

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