intransitivity

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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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