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“… of this complex transit system the …”

meanings of transit


  1. A Ford Transit van, see Transit.
  2. A Ford Transit van.
  3. The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.
  4. Public transport system.
  5. The act of passing over, across, or through something.
  6. A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.
  7. The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.
  8. An imaginary line between two objects whose positions are known. When the navigator sees one object directly in front of the other, the navigator knows that his position is on the transit.


  1. To pass over, across or through something.
  2. To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction.
  3. To carry communications traffic to and from a customer or another network on a compensation basis as opposed to peerage in which the traffic to and from another network is carried on an equivalency basis or without charge.
  4. To make a transit.