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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtransitiontran‧si‧tion1 /trænˈzɪʃən, -ˈsɪ-/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun [countable, uncountable]  formalCHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER when something changes from one form or state to anothertransition from something to something the smooth transition from full-time work to full retirement Making the transition from youth to adulthood can be very painful. a society that is in transition (=changing) the period of transition to full democracyCOLLOCATIONSadjectivessmooth (=happening without any problems)There were some difficulties in achieving a smooth transition to independence.peacefulWe all wish to see a peaceful transition.gradualElections will be held in the course of a gradual transition from military to civilian rule.difficult/painfulShe has had to make the difficult transition from child actor to adult star.verbsmake the transitionThe biggest problem will be making the transition from one system to the other.transition + NOUNa transition period/a period of transitionThe major industrial nations are in a period of transition.a transition process/a process of transitionHe will deal with any problems that might arise during the transition process.
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transitionYou need a better transition between the second and third paragraphs.The textile industry is currently in transition.It seems to have been a religion that was in transition, which may explain some startling contradictions or apparent contradictions.The new system will be introduced gradually over a six month transition period.Except for Aunt Pat, my transition to city life was a series of agonies.Mid-1945 was an important period of transition for him.It's difficult for someone who's been a stage actor to make the transition to television.a scheme to help families making the transition from welfare to workFor most people, the transition from infection to overt illness takes from six to ten years.I resolved that the transition should be a smooth one.Where the transitions were more subtle, as in changing cultural conceptions among the literati, the Jesuits were less successful.The transition is even more painful if interest rates happen to be rising at the time.The transition from a communist system to a free market economy will be difficult.transition from something to somethingConran's transition from manufacturing to retailing was a gradual process.He made a successful transition from selling religion to selling cars.Adjustment was difficult and the transition from a rural to an inner-city setting was hardest for women.Joan found the transition from sanctuary to Tower wholly satisfactory.The carrier system plays a major role in the first step in the transition from analog to digital capabilities.The transition from dualism to monism is painful.
transitiontransition2 verb [intransitive]  to change to a new state or start using something newtransition to/into He will transition to his new role next month.From Longman Business Dictionarytransitiontran‧si‧tion /trænˈzɪʃən, -ˈsɪ-/ noun [countable, uncountable] formal the act or process of changing from one state or form to anotherThe computer company went through a difficulttransition period.Three directors are expected to retire after themanagement transitions are completed.Schools have a professional responsibility to offer guidance to young people in transition to work.
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