a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
transportation system, transportation, transit(noun)
a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
a journey usually by ship
"the outward passage took 10 days"
transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass over(verb)
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"
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"
revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction
cause or enable to pass through
"The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A journey (French journée, from Latin diurnus, daily) was primarily a day's work; hence, a movement from place to place within one day, which we now describe as "a day's journey;" in its extended modern use a journey is a direct going from a starting-point to a destination, ordinarily over a considerable distance; we speak of a day's journey, or the journey of life. Travel is a passing from place to place, not necessarily in a direct line or with fixed destination; a journey through Europe would be a passage to some destination beyond or at the farther boundary; travel in Europe may be in no direct course, but may include many journeys in different directions. A voyage, which was formerly a journey of any kind, is now a going to a considerable distance by water, especially by sea; as, a voyage to India. A trip is a short and direct journey. A tour is a journey that returns to the starting-point, generally over a considerable distance; as, a bridal tour, or business tour. An excursion is a brief tour or journey, taken for pleasure, often by many persons at once; as, an excursion to Chautauqua. Passage is a general word for a journey by any conveyance, especially by water; as, a rough passage across the Atlantic; transit, literally the act of passing over or through, is used specifically of the conveyance of passengers or merchandise; rapid transit is demanded for suburban residents or perishable goods. Pilgrimage, once always of a sacred character, retains in derived uses something of that sense; as, a pilgrimage to Stratford-on-Avon.
A journey from Naples to Rome; through Mexico; across the continent; over the sea; a journey into Asia; among savages; by land, by rail, for health, on foot, on the cars, etc.
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My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
We have been invited to three-way talks and have confirmed our participation. First of all we're going to talk about the situation with current supplies to Ukraine and gas transit to European consumers.
They're gathering data, all this demand, all this activity that is coming out of New York, is 100% based on the virus, the fact that there is an uncertainty surrounding New York City with mass transit, with buildings and spaces that are typically pretty dense.
We want to unfreeze the Nabucco project through Bulgaria, it is not aimed against anyone, this is about preserving Bulgaria's national interest, so that our gas network be full with gas, so that we take transit fees and not be bypassed.
Costa Rica will keep up diplomatic efforts with the aim of helping these migrants transit on Central American soil.
Translations for transit
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- Durchreise, Durchgang, Theodolit, TransitGerman
- pasaje, transitar, girar, tránsito, atravesar, transporteSpanish
- kauttakulku, läpikulku, kuljetus, ylikulkuFinnish
- transit, transiterFrench
- перевозка, транзит, переходRussian
- passage, enslinjeSwedish
- transit, geçişTurkish
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