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tran·si·tion

(tran-si'shŭn),
1. Passage from one condition or one part to another.
2. In polynucleic acid, replacement of a purine base by another purine base or a pyrimidine base by a different pyrimidine.
[L. transitio, fr. transeo, pp. -itus, to go across]
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transition

(trăn-zĭsh′ən, -sĭsh′-)
n.
1. Change from one form, state, style, or place to another.
2. Genetics A point mutation in which a pyrimidine is replaced by another pyrimidine, or a purine is replaced by another purine.
3. A period during childbirth that precedes the expulsive phase of labor, characterized by strong uterine contractions and nearly complete cervical dilation.
intr.v. transi·tioned, transi·tioning, transi·tions
To make a transition.

tran·si′tion·al, tran·si′tion·ar′y (-zĭsh′ə-nĕr′ē) adj.
tran·si′tion·al·ly adv.
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transition

As used in UK medical education, the changeover from the pre-Modernising Medical Careers programme, which began on 1 August, 2007, and ends when the last trainee appointed under the old curriculum completes his or her training.
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The rigorous conditions on which the robot will not slide transitionally are defined as follows:
Because the Reynolds number is near the transition regime, the friction factor is found to be 0.025, using an empirical relationship developed by Haaland for the transitionally rough regime (White, 1999).
From a methodological and statistical perspective, the present study illustrates the importance of taking into consideration the reality of individuals belonging to a majority group and not those who would transitionally adhere to an experimental group, which would bear no consequence on these individuals' lives.
But there are vague conditions need to be clarified such as ending protests, ending political and security tension, ending rebellion in some military units and expelling parties of the crisis transitionally so that the new government will be able to perform its duty as required in its limited period.
After all history has already taught us that a country can be ran transitionally for a shorter period without a parliament until a problem is fixed.
It starts with the premise that "a decent society is obligated to prevent the small minority of citizens who are chronically unable to fend for themselves, and the larger minority occasionally and transitionally unable to do so, from leading miserable lives." It is to this minority of citizens, says Voegeli, that government assistance must be available, not to the more fortunate majority.
Ignoring money means ignoring the multifaceted cash-balance effect through which money affects total nominal spending and in turn affects inflation, deflation and, transitionally, real economic activity.
Social control as once asserted by public shows of torture and death, then gradually replaced by a panoptic gaze that makes new subjects internalize its disciplining of them--another of the shifts Foucault sees in the genealogy of what we now call 'cultural work'--turns out to be transitionally articulated in a Gothic pulled strongly between both tendencies just as it also plays out the tug-of-war between representation and historicity throughout the late eighteenth century.
Concerning normative facts: Because the specific character of normative facts does not depend on the specific character of external transitionally factors, we cannot say that this (but not other) normative facts appeared.
He echoes there a line that is frequently attributed to his beloved Faulkner: "To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi." By replacing Mississippi with Texas and "the world" with "an older, vanished America," doubtful provenance of the alleged Faulkner line aside, Morris emphasizes that intimate knowledge of one place, whether definitively Southern or transitionally semi-Southern--even including some places that can get easily dismissed as irrelevant to the national mainstream--is in itself a valuable contribution to national knowledge.
Tai chi and perceived health status in older adults who are transitionally frail: A randomized controlled trial.