in transitive

intransitive

[in-tran-si-tiv] Grammar.
adjective
1.
noting or having the quality of an intransitive verb.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin intrānsitīvus. See in-3, transitive

intransitively, adverb
intransitiveness, noun
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intransitive (ɪnˈtrænsɪtɪv)
 
adj
1.  a.  denoting a verb when it does not require a direct object
 b.  denoting a verb that customarily does not require a direct object: "to faint" is an intransitive verb
 c.  (as noun) a verb in either of these categories
2.  denoting an adjective or noun that does not require any particular noun phrase as a referent
3.  logic, maths (of a relation) having the property that if it holds between one argument and a second, and between the second and a third, it must fail to hold between the first and the third: "being the mother of" is an intransitive relation
 
in'transitively
 
adv
 
intransi'tivity
 
n
 
in'transitiveness
 
n

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intransitive
1612, from L.L. intransitivus "not passing over" (to another person), Priscian's term, from L. in- "not" + transitivus "that may pass over," from transire "to pass over" (see transitive).
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