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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]

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.

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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Collaboration among professionals has long been touted as a strategy to improve the postsecondary transition trajectory of individuals with disabilities (e.g., Hasazi, Furney, & DeStefano, 1999; IRI, 2002; Kohler, 1990; Kohler, 1996; Sax & Noyes, 2008).
This issue features two amazing interviews: the first is with Michael Watkins, a thought leader whose writing and consulting advice over the past 15 years have shaped how all of us think about executive transitions. The second is with Tina Sung, who leads design, development, and implementation of the Ready to Govern initiative to onboard new presidential appointees.
Conclusions: A significant minority of Canadian pediatric urologists perceive that the transition process should begin at the age of 18 or older.
Poor transitions often lead to negative health outcomes for young adults, said Patience White, MD, codirector of Got Transition and professor of medicine and pediatrics at George Washington University, Washington.
"Another big challenge is to obtain buy-in from the health system leadership and/or senior physicians in the practice to agree that transition is something they're going invest time in.
The tool allows pediatricians to measure the knowledge and skill level of patients in the years leading to transition age, and enables doctors to fill any gaps before the transfer occurs.
The other constellations are not power transitions at all but should also be described.
Summary paragraph: For many sponsors, transition management can be both friend and foe
This discussion of The Transition Model includes (a) understanding transitions, (b) coping with transitions, and (c) applying the model to work life transitions.
The initial plan for transition incorporated three phases: (1) preparation; (2) reception, staging, onward movement and integration, and rehearsal; and (3) transition and validation.
For Bridges, all of life is a process of transitions (1980, p.