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Noun: transit  trãn-zit or tran(t)-sit
  1. A surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
    - theodolite
     
  2. A facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    - transportation system, transportation
     
  3. A journey usually by ship
    "the outward transit took 10 days";
    - passage
Verb: transit  trãn-zit or tran(t)-sit
  1. Make a passage or journey from one place to another
    "Some travellers transit the desert";
    - pass through, move through, pass across, pass over
     
  2. 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. Revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
     
  4. Cause or enable to pass through
    "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

Derived forms: transits, transiting, transited

Type of: bring, convey, facility, go across, go through, installation, journey, journeying, pass, revolve, roll, surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument, take

Part of: base, infrastructure

Encyclopedia: Transit