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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

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

A thought is an idea in transit.
Pythagoras

In the United States in 2009, more than 10.2 billion trips were taken on transit trains and buses. So far, the nation has not experienced a major transit attack since Sept. 11, but the March 2010 Moscow subway bombings and earlier train attacks in London and Mumbai show that we must be prepared.
John Mica

Deprived of the opportunity to judge one another by the cars we drive, New Yorkers, thrown together daily on mass transit, form silent opinions based on our choices of subway reading. Just by glimpsing the cover staring back at us, we can reach the pinnacle of carnal desire or the depths of hatred. Soul mate or mortal enemy.
David Rakoff

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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