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Dictionary definition for: Transit

1. (n) a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

2. (v) make a passage or journey from one place to another

3. (n) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

4. (v) 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"

5. (n) a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"

6. (v) revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

7. (v) cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

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