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"act or fact of passing across or through," mid-15c., from Latin transitus, past participle of transire "go or cross over" (see transient). Meaning "public transporation" is attested from 1873.
mid-15c., from Latin transitus, past participle of transire "go or cross over" (see transient). Related: Transited; transiting.
c.1600, Latin, literally "thus passes the glory of the world;" perhaps an alteration of a passage in Thomas Á Kempis' "Imitatio Christi" (1471).
Latin for “Thus passes away the glory of the world”; worldly things do not last.
A subsystem of ICES.
[Sammet 1969, p.616].
in astronomy, the passage of a relatively small body across the disk of a larger body, usually the Sun or a planet, occulting only a very small area. Mercury and Venus periodically transit the Sun, and a satellite may transit its planet. Compare eclipse.