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transit 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈtranzit/,
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transits, plural;
  1. Pass across or through (an area)
    • - the new large ships will be too big to transit the Panama Canal
  2. (of a planet or other celestial body) Pass across (a meridian or the face of another body)

  3. (of a celestial body) Pass across (a specified sign, house, or area of a chart)

Noun
  1. The carrying of people, goods, or materials from one place to another
    • - a painting was damaged in transit
  2. An act of passing through or across a place
    • - the first west-to-east transit of the Northwest Passage
    • - a transit airline passenger
  3. The conveyance of passengers on public transportation

  4. The passage of an inferior planet across the face of the sun, or of a moon or its shadow across the face of a planet

  5. The apparent passage of a celestial body across the meridian of a place

  6. The passage of a celestial body through a specified sign, house, or area of a chart

  7. A tool used by surveyors to measure horizontal angles


  1. theodolite: a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
  2. make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert"
  3. 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"
  4. transportation system: a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
  5. revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
  6. passage: a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"
  7. TransIT is a public transportation agency in Frederick County, Maryland that is operated by the county government. ...
  8. Transit is a science fiction novel written by Edmund Cooper and published in February 1964 by Faber and Faber.
  9. Transit is a 1979 Israeli drama film directed by Daniel Wachsmann. It was entered into the 30th Berlin International Film Festival.
  10. Transit is a 2005 film made by MTV Europe and Tigerlily Films.
  11. Transit (Перегон, Peregon) is a 2006 film from prolific Russian writer-director Aleksandr Rogozhkin, which was presented at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. ...
  12. Transit is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter A. J. Croce, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music).
  13. A surveyor’s instrument used by builders to establish points and elevations both vertically and horizontally. It can be used to line up stakes or to plumb walls or to measure the angle of elevation from a horizontal plane.
  14. surveyor's instrument used to determine arc or horizontal angles; may be mounted on a tripod.
  15. Also called a range. Two navigational aids separated in distance so that they can be aligned to determine that a boat lies on a certain line. Transits can be used to determine a boat's position or guide it through a channel.
  16. The passage of a celestial body across an observer's meridian; also the passage of a celestial body across the disk of a larger one.
  17. Construction, maintenance, and operation of public mass transit systems--bus, commuter rail, light rail, or subway systems. Excludes systems established solely to transport elementary and secondary school pupils. Ferry systems are classified under Highways. See Utility.
  18. When a small object passes across the face of another in space. Most commonly, this is a planet passing across the face of its sun.
  19. musical theatre (F. Théoret). 1984. Sop (mezzo), soprano, vocal quartet, fl, trombone, percussion, violoncello, ondes M, tape. Herbes rouges 1984
  20. the passage of foreign goods through the country when it forms part of a complete route that begins abroad and ends outside its borders.
  21. n.  process of going or being taken or transported from one place to another
  22. When astronomers observe one object pass in front of a larger object.
  23. When a small celestial TT  object passes in front of a larger one, for instance when Venus PGP  or Mercury PGP  appears to cross the surface of the sun.
  24. Lining up two fixed objects to keep you on course, for example, if the tide is pushing you sideways.
  25. a sophisticated optical surveying instrument similar to an alidade, except that it is mounted directly on a tripod, rather than resting on a plane