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Overview of noun transit

The noun transit has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) theodolite, transit

(a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod)

2. transportation system, transportation, transit

(a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods)

3. passage, transit

(a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days")

Overview of verb transit

The verb transit has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass over

(make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert")

2. transit

(pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place); "The comet will transit on September 11")

3. transit

(revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction)

4. transit

(cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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