This page has 14 definitions of transitive with English translations in 5 languages. Transitive is an adjective. Examples of how to use transitive in a sentence are shown. Also define these 23 related words and terms: transit, transference, grammar, direct object, intransitive, set theory, relation, set, nontransitive, algebra, group action, two, element, act, map, graph theory, graph, vertex, automorphism, transitif, transitiv, transitivo, and transitivus.
English transitive definition
transitive (not comparable)
- Making a transit or passage.
- 1841-1843, Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Poet:
- For all symbols are fluxional; all language is vehicular and transitive, and is good, as ferries and horses are, for conveyance, not as farms and houses are, for homestead.
- Affected by transference of signification.
- 1843, John Stuart Mill, A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive:
- 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.
- (grammar, of a verb) Taking a direct object or objects.
- Antonym: intransitive
- The English verb "to notice" is a transitive verb, because we say things like "She noticed a problem".
- 1908, G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy:
- Men have tried to turn "revolutionise" from a transitive to an intransitive verb.
- (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.
- Antonyms: intransitive, nontransitive
- "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.
Nontransitive definitionNot transitive.
- (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.
- (graph theory, of a graph) Such that, for any two vertices there exists an automorphism which maps one to the other.
Graph definitionA data chart (graphical representation of data) intended to illustrate the relationship between a set (or sets) of numbers (quantities, measurements or indicative numbers) and a reference set, whose elements are indexed to those of the former set(s) and may or may not be numbers. (1 of 6 graph definitions)
French transitive definition
- feminine singular of
Transitif definitiontransitive (in grammar: of a verb, that takes an object or objects)
German transitive definition
- inflection of
- strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
- strong nominative/accusative plural
- weak nominative all-gender singular
- weak accusative feminine/neuter singular
Italian transitive definition
Latin transitive definition