what is the origin for the word "transition"?
Let's establish one thing right here and now... the word "transition" is NOT a verb. I repeat, NOT a verb. You may have heard it used as such, and you may yourself have used it as such. But if you do so you should wash your mouth out with soap... just as I had to the other day when I accidentally transitioned from using "transition" as a noun to using it as a verb!

"TRANSITION" is derived from the Latin "transire" meaning to go (ire) across (trans). First recorded in 1551.

If, of course, you're speaking Latin, you may use "transire" as a verb.

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