transit

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the apparent movement of a star or planet across the meridian from which it is being observed, caused by Earth’s rotation

Astronomy

  • Passage of Mercury or Venus across the face of the Sun, as seen from the Earth, or of any astronomical body across the meridian. Transits of Mercury and Venus were observed closely in early attempts to discover the size of the astronomical unit, and hence the scale of the solar system, by timing transits as seen from different points on the Earth, whose distance apart was known.

Aviation

  • noun an act of moving

Banking

  • noun the movement of passengers or goods on the way to a destination

Construction

  • A surveyor's instrument used to measure or lay out horizontal or vertical angles, or measure distance or difference in elevation.

Military

  • noun movement from one location to another
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