Definition of transition


  • the act of passing from one state or place to the next. Synonyms: passage.
  • an event that results in a transformation. Synonyms: changeover, conversion.
  • a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another.
  • a musical passage moving from one key to another. Synonyms: modulation.
  • a passage that connects a topic to one that follows.


  • cause to convert or undergo a transition; "the company had to transition the old practices to modern technology".
  • make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another); "The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets", "The adagio transitioned into an allegro".

Related words

cut, dissolve, flashback, fossilisation, fossilization, glycogenesis, isomerisation, isomerization, jump, leap, rectification, saltation, segue.

Rhymes with transition

abolition, academician, acquisition, addition, admission, admission, admonition, ambition, ammunition, apparition, attrition, audition, clinician, coalition, cognition, commission, competition, composition, condition, contrition.

Start with transition

transitions, transitionally, transitional.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • transition is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 10 points
  • transition is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 10 points
  • transition is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 12 points
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