transition - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another

    a transition period

    in transition:

    The author gives an interesting description of a society in transition.

    a transition from something to something:

    It’s not always a smooth transition from school to university.

    transition between:

    The transition between winter and spring lasts only a few weeks.

    make the transition (=change from one situation etc to another):

    He’s finding it difficult to make the transition to parenthood.