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Noun: transitivity  ,tran(t)-su'ti-vu-tee or ,tran-zu'ti-vu-tee
  1. (logic and mathematics) a relation between three elements such that if it holds between the first and second and it also holds between the second and third it must necessarily hold between the first and third
  2. The grammatical relation created by a transitive verb
    - transitiveness

Derived forms: transitivities

Type of: grammatical relation, logical relation, mathematical relation

Antonym: intransitivity

Encyclopedia: Transitivity