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Definition of transit:

  1. A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit.
  2. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; - called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.
  3. The act of passing; passage through or over.
  4. The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.
  5. The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.
  6. 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 of its primary.
  7. To pass over the disk of ( a heavenly body).


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