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Main Entry: 1tranĚsit
Pronunciation: primarystresstran(t)s-schwat, primarystresstranz-
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin transitus "passage, journey," from transire "to go across, pass," from trans- "across, beyond" and ire "to go" --related to ISSUE, ITINERARY
1 : an act, process, or example of passing through or over : PASSAGE
2 : the transporting of persons or things from one place to another <goods lost in transit>
3 : local transportation of people in public vehicles; also : the vehicles or system used in such transportation
4 : a surveyor's instrument for measuring angles
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