transitive meaning

FR transitive
Set theory: An example of a transitivity relation.
Set theory: An example of a transitivity relation.

    Definition of transitive in English Dictionary

  • AdjectivePREtrans-SUF-itive
    1. Making a transit or passage.
      1. Affected by transference of signification.
        1. (grammar, of a verb) Taking an object or objects.
          1. The English verb "to notice" is a transitive verb, because we say things like "She noticed a problem".
        2. (set theory, of a relation on a set) Having the property that if an element x is related to y and y is related to z, then x is necessarily related to z.
          1. "Is an ancestor of" is a transitive relation: if Alice is an ancestor of Bob, and Bob is an ancestor of Carol, then Alice is an ancestor of Carol.
        3. (algebra, of a group action) Such that, for any two elements of the acted-upon set, some group element maps the first to the second.
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • ( intransitive or transitive ) We'd better get this project going. If we don't get going on it soon, we won't finish in time. ‎
            • GROTCH (Grennell) Acutely irritate. Usually passive. Speer suggests that this useful word is a transitive form of grouch.
            • The database distributed verbs into transitive and intransitive segments.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
          Related Links:
          1. fr transitive
          2. fr transitives
          3. en transitively
          4. fr transitivement
          5. en transitiveness
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of transitive for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "transitive" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective.
          Difficultness: Level 5
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          Definiteness: Level 8
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