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Transition or transitional may refer to:

  • The University Transition Program, an early college entrance program based in the University of British Columbia
  • Transition (grappling), in grappling is a move from one grappling hold or grappling position to another
  • Transition (outsourcing), the process of migrating knowledge, systems, and operating capabilities from an outsourcing environment to an in-house staff
  • Transition (roadable aircraft), a flying car (or drivable airplane) made by Terrafugia
  • Transition Towns, a grassroots network of communities that are working to build
  • Transition economy, an economy which is changing from a centrally planned economy to a free market
  • Transition Glacier, a glacier on the east coast of Alexander Island
  • Transitional government, an emergency or interim government set up when a political void has been created by the collapse of a very large government
  • Transitional Style of furniture and interior design, either modern or referring to mid-18th Century French furniture
  • Transitioning (transgender), the process of changing one's gender presentation to accord with one's internal sense of one's gender - the idea of what it means to be a man or woman resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability
  • Transitions (radio show), a weekly two-hour radio show on Kiss 100 in the UK
  • Transitions Championship, a men's professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour

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  • Phase transition, a transformation of the state of matter; for example, the change between a solid and a liquid, between liquid and gas or between gas and plasma


  • A phase during childbirth contractions during which the cervix completes its dilation
  • Transition (genetics), a point mutation that changes a purine nucleotide to another purine (A ↔ G) or a pyrimidine nucleotide to another pyrimidine (C ↔ T)
  • Transitional fossil, any fossilized remains of a lifeform that exhibits the characteristics of two distinct taxonomic groups


  • Transition metal, either an element whose atom has an incomplete d sub-shell, or any element in the d-block of the periodic table
  • Transition state, of a chemical reaction is a particular configuration along the reaction coordinate

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  • A movement between states of an abstract computer, described by a transition system


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