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verb transition pronunciation in British English /trænˈzɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theytransition
he/she/ittransitions
present participletransitioning
past tensetransitioned
past participletransitioned

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to change from one situation, form, or state to another, or to cause someone or something to do this

    Dramatic changes in content and teaching methods are needed to ensure that students transitioning from high school to college are successful.

    We are in the process of transitioning our program, which includes reducing our staff.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] when a person who is changing their gender transitions, they have a medical operation to change from being a man to a woman or from a woman to a man

    As part of the real life experience, transitioning employees start dressing at all times in clothes appropriate for his or her new gender identity.

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