meaning of transit

1. The act of passing; passage through or over.
The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.
A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit.
The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.
The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the suns disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk of its primary.
An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyors transit.
To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).
a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 ">days"

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