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Definition for: transitive

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English

Etymology

Latin trans across + itus , from eo , to go

Adjective

transitive ( not comparable )

  1. Making a transit or passage.
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  2. Affected by transference of signification.
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  3. ( grammar ) : Of a verb, that takes an object or objects.
    In "I read the book", "read" is a transitive verb.
    Quotations
  4. ( set theory ) : Of a relation R on a set S , such that if xRy and yRz , then xRz for all members x , y and z of S (that is, if the relation applies from one element to a second, and from the second to a third, then it also applies from the first element to the third).
    "Is an ancestor of" is a transitive relation.

Antonyms

Translations

making a transit or passage

affected by transference of signification

  • Dutch: overdrachtelijk

in grammar: of a verb, that takes an object or objects

  • Dutch: transitief, transitieve, overgankelijk, overgankelijke
  • French: transitif m . , transitive f .
  • Finnish: transitiivinen
  • German: transitiv
  • Novial: transitiv
  • Russian: переходный (pereχódnyj)

in set theory

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Other Translations for "transitive"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codetransitive
Hex74 72 e1 ee f3 69 74 69 f6 65
Pig Latinansitivetray

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