- Relating to or marked by a transition; transitory.
* * *tran·si·tion·al -'ish-nəl, -'izh-ən-əl adj1) of, relating to, or characterized by transition
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transitional — tran|si|tion|al [trænˈzıʃənəl, ˈsı ] adj 1.) relating to a period during which something is changing from one state or form into another transitional period/stage etc ▪ a transitional period during the switch to the Euro 2.) transitional… … Dictionary of contemporary English
transitional — adjective 1 transitional stage/period etc a period during which something is changing from one state or form into another: maintaining law and order in the transitional period between governments 2 transitional government a government that is… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
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transitional — tran|si|tion|al [ træn zıʃənl ] adjective temporary, or in the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another: a transitional government/administration/period/phase … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English