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    transit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word transit

    Definition
    (noun) a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
    Synonyms : theodolite
    Definition
    (noun) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods Definition
    (noun) a journey usually by ship
    Synonyms : passage
    Example Sentence
    • the outward passage took 10 days
    Definition
    (verb) make a passage or journey from one place to another
    Example Sentence
    • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;
    • Some travelers pass through the desert
    Definition
    (verb) pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place)
    Example Sentence
    • The comet will transit on September 11
    Definition
    (verb) revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction Definition
    (verb) cause or enable to pass through
    Example Sentence
    • The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day
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