Transit

The apparent journey of Mercury or Venus across the Sun's disc, or of a planet's moon across the disc of its parent.

Transit

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TRANSIT

acronym: Satellite Navigation (position location) System (U.S.)
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transit

[v] - make a transit 2. [v] - astronomy: pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place) 3. [v] - revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction 4. [v] - cause or enable to pass through
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Transit

(1). The passage of a body across the observer's meridian. (2). The passage of Mercury or Venus across the face of the Sun.
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Transit

The movement of goods from one European Union member state to another without the need to 'enter' them to a Customs procedure.
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Transit

Two or more objects observed in line. Used for navigation.
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Transit

A surveyor`s instrument used by builders to establish points and elevations both vertically and horizontally. It can be used to line up stakes or to plumb walls or to measure the angle of elevation from a horizontal plane.
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transit

An act, process or instance of passing or journeying across, through or over. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Transit

• (n.) The act of passing; passage through or over. • (n.) An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyor`s transit. • (n.) The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the sun`s disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk...
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transit

(from the article `theodolite`) ...a tripod with adjustable legs, the theodolite is used in the field to obtain precise angular measurements for triangulation in road building, ...
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Transit

any of the first series of U.S. navigation satellites. Launched by the U.S. Navy in 1960–61, the Transit satellites were developed to provide an ... [2 related articles]
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transit

in astronomy, the passage of a relatively small body across the disk of a larger body, usually the Sun or a planet, occulting only a very small area. ... [5 related articles]
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transit

an act, process, or instance of passing or journeying across, through, or over.
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TransIT

TransIT Services of Frederick County is a public transportation agency in Frederick County, Maryland, that is operated by the county government. The agency currently operates 9 Connector bus routes, mostly in the city of Frederick, 5 shuttles, and demand-response for seniors and persons with disabilities. TransIT provides connections to other publ...
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Transit

is an astronomical event where a object passes across the face of a much larger body. An example of this event is the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in 2004. Because a transit results in a decrease in the net luminosity from the two objects, the transit method is used to detect extrasolar planets as they pass in front of their host sta...
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transit

1) pertaining to traffic in a network, to indicate that the sources generating the traffic and the destinations of the traffic are located outside this network 2) pertaining to an exchange or a switching centre used primarily as a switching point for traffic between other exchanges
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Transit

Transit 1B The first and longest-running series of navigational satellites. Transits enabled nuclear submarines and surface vessels of the United States Navy to fix their position at sea, to within 150 meters in the early days of the system and to within 25 m later. The first successful Transit...
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transit

• The passage of a smaller astronomical object across the face of a larger one, as in a transit of Venus or Mercury across the Sun, or the transit of a moon across its primary. In the latter case, if the transit involves the moon`s shadow rather than the moon itself, it is known as a shado...
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transit

transit, in astronomy, passage of a body across a meridian or passage of a small body across the visible disk of a larger one. (The passage of a large body across a smaller one is called an eclipse or occultation.) All of the fixed stars transit the celestial meridian once daily; an observer can det...
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transit

In astronomy, passage of a smaller object across the visible disc of a larger one. Transits of the inferior planets occur when they pass directly between the Earth and the Sun, and are seen as tiny dark spots against the Sun's disc. Other forms of transit include the passage of a satellite or its...
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transit

A baring line used to guide a boat through a channel.
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Transit

The movement of a celestial body across another, from the viewpoint of an observer.
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Transit

[ship] Transit was the name given to three sailing vessels designed and built to the order of Captain Richard Hall Gower. All three had fine lines at bow and stern, uniform frames mid-ships with concave and convex sweeps and a deep keel. Their length to beam ratio was unusually high, giving them a remarkable turn of speed. The foremast was ...
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Transit

[astronomy] The term transit or astronomical transit has three meanings in astronomy: The rest of this article refers to the first kind of transit. On June 3, 2014, the Curiosity rover on the planet Mars observed the planet Mercury transiting the Sun, marking the first time a planetary transit has been observed from a celestial body besides...
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