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Main Entry: 1tranĚsit
Pronunciation: 'tran(t)-s&t, 'tran-z&t
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English transite, from Latin transitus, from transire to go across, pass
Date: 15th century
1 a : an act, process, or instance of passing through or over : PASSAGE b : CHANGE, TRANSITION c (1) : conveyance of persons or things from one place to another (2) : usually local transportation especially of people by public conveyance; also : vehicles or a system engaged in such transportation
2 a : passage of a celestial body over the meridian of a place or through the field of a telescope b : passage of a smaller body (as Venus) across the disk of a larger (as the sun)
3 : a theodolite with the telescope mounted so that it can be transited