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verb     transition pronunciation in British English
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present tense
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

    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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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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