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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Transitive  \Tran"si*tive\,  a.  [L.  transitivus:  cf  F.  transitif 
  See  {Transient}.] 
  1.  Having  the  power  of  making  a  transit,  or  passage.  [R.] 
  2.  Effected  by  transference  of  signification. 
  By  far  the  greater  part  of  the  transitive  or 
  derivative  applications  of  words  depend  on  casual 
  and  unaccountable  caprices  of  the  feelings  or  the 
  fancy.  --Stewart. 
  3.  (Gram.)  Passing  over  to  an  object;  expressing  an  action 
  which  is  not  limited  to  the  agent  or  subject,  but  which 
  requires  an  object  to  complete  the  sense  as  a  transitive 
  verb  for  example,  he  holds  the  book.  -- 
  {Tran"si*tive*ly},  adv  --  {Tran"si*tive*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (grammar)  designating  a  verb  that  requires  a  direct  object 
  to  complete  the  meaning  [ant:  {intransitive}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  relation  R  is  transitive  if  x  R  y  &  y  R  z  =>  x  R  z. 
  Equivalence  relations,  pre-,  partial  and  total  orders  are  all 

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