transitable

transitable

[tran-si-tuh-buhl, -zi-]
adjective
capable of being crossed or passed over.

Origin:
1835–45; transit + -able

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transit (ˈtrænsɪt, ˈtrænz-)
 
n
1.  a.  the passage or conveyance of goods or people
 b.  (as modifier): a transit visa
2.  a change or transition
3.  a route
4.  astronomy
 a.  the passage of a celestial body or satellite across the face of a relatively larger body as seen from the earth
 b.  the apparent passage of a celestial body across the meridian, caused by the earth's diurnal rotation
5.  astrology the passage of a planet across some special point on the zodiac
6.  in transit while being conveyed; during passage
 
vb
7.  to make a transit through or over (something)
8.  astronomy to make a transit across (a celestial body or the meridian)
9.  to cause (the telescope of a surveying instrument) to turn over or (of such a telescope) to be turned over in a vertical plane so that it points in the opposite direction
 
[C15: from Latin transitus a going over, from transīre to pass over; see transient]
 
'transitable
 
adj

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