transition : Common Errors in English

About transition

People in business, politics, and education love to turn nouns into verbs; but many of their transformations irritate a good number of listeners. High on the list of disliked terms is “transition” as a verb: “Over the next month we are going to transition our payroll system from cash to pizza discount coupons.” You can say “make the transition,” but often plain “change” works fine.

transition Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of passing from one state or place to the next
  • (n) a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
  • (n) an event that results in a transformation
  • (n) a musical passage moving from one key to another
  • (n) a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
  • (v) cause to convert or undergo a transition
  • (v) make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another)

transition in News

  1. Rocklin Seeks Input for ADA Transition Plan

    The City of Rocklin is in the process of creating a Transition Plan which will be used as a guide for making improvements that will facilitate accessibility by removing physical impediments from
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Rocklin & Roseville Today

  2. La Crescent's Traxler enjoying transition to NWL

    La Crosse, WISCONSIN  (WXOW)  The transition period is over for most of the Loggers now that they're more than two weeks into the season. But players are always evolving.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: WXOW 19 La Crosse

  3. Transition from state to private hospitals to take place Sept. 30

    In a letter sent Wednesday to employees at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport and E.A. Conway in Monroe. Steven Skinvanos, chairman of the Biomedical Research Foundation that is taking over the two hospitals said the effective date of the transition will be Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at midnight.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: KTAL Shreveport

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