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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: transitus, from transire; TRANSIENT1

transit

noun
     
tran‧sit [uncountable]
1 the process of moving goods or people from one place to another:
baggage that is lost or damaged in transit (=while it is being moved)
transit by air or sea
2 a system for moving people from place to place [= transport BrE; = transportation AmE]
public transit American English (=buses, trains etc)
promises to improve public transit
transit verb [intransitive]

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