n.1.The act of passing; passage through or over.
In France you are now . . . in the transit from one form of government to another.
- Burke.
2.The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.
3.A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit.
4.(Astron.) The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.
5.An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; - called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.
Lower transit
(Astron.) the passage of a heavenly body across that part of the meridian which is below the polar axis.
Surveyor's transit
See Transit, 5, above.
Transit circle
(Astron.) a transit instrument with a graduated circle attached, used for observing the time of transit and the declination at one observation. See Circle, n., 3.
Transit compass
See Transit, 5, above.
Transit duty
a duty paid on goods that pass through a country.
Transit instrument
a - (Astron.) A telescope mounted at right angles to a horizontal axis, on which it revolves with its line of collimation in the plane of the meridian, - used in connection with a clock for observing the time of transit of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place.
b - (Surv.) A surveyor's transit. See Transit, 5, above.
Transit trade
(Com.) the business conected with the passage of goods through a country to their destination.
Upper transit
(Astron.) the passage of a heavenly body across that part of the meridian which is above the polar axis.
v. t.1.(Astron.) To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).
Noun1.transit - a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
Synonyms: theodolite
2.transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
3.transit - a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"
Synonyms: passage
Verb1.transit - make a passage or journey from one place to another
2.transit - pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place); "The comet will transit on September 11"
3.transit - revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
4.transit - cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"
(language)TRANSIT - A subsystem of ICES.

[Sammet 1969, p.616].
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