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Meaning of "transitivity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TRANSITIVITY

transitivity  [ˌtrænzɪˈtɪvətɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRANSITIVITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Transitivity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TRANSITIVITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of transitivity in the English dictionary

The definition of transitivity in the dictionary is the state of having or requiring a direct object. Other definition of transitivity is the property that if one object bears a relationship to a second object that also bears the same relationship to a third object, then the first object bears this relationship to the third object.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRANSITIVITY


Amravati
æmˈrɑːvətɪ
antipoverty
ˌæntɪˈpɒvətɪ
electroactivity
ɪˌlɛktrəʊækˈtɪvətɪ
exclusivity
ɪkskluːˈsɪvətɪ
hypersensitivity
ˌhaɪpəˌsɛnsɪˈtɪvətɪ
locomotivity
ˌləʊkəməʊˈtɪvətɪ
nonobjectivity
ˌnɒnˌɒbdʒekˈtɪvətɪ
objectivity
ˌɒbdʒɛkˈtɪvətɪ
oversensitivity
ˌəʊvəˌsensɪˈtɪvətɪ
Parvati
ˈpʌrvətɪ
poverty
ˈpɒvətɪ
subjectivity
ˌsʌbdʒɛkˈtɪvətɪ
underactivity
ˌʌndərækˈtɪvətɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRANSITIVITY

transit theodolite
Transit van
transitable
transition
transition element
transition metal
transition point
transition team
transition temperature
transitional
transitional relief
transitionally
transitionary
transitive
transitively
transitiveness
transitorily
transitoriness
transitory
transitory action

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRANSITIVITY

activity
captivity
conductivity
connectivity
creativity
gravity
hyperactivity
inactivity
interactivity
nativity
negativity
physical activity
positivity
productivity
radioactivity
reactivity
relativity
resistivity
selectivity
sensitivity
special theory of relativity

Synonyms and antonyms of transitivity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «transitivity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRANSITIVITY

Find out the translation of transitivity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of transitivity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «transitivity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

传递
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

transitividad
570 millions of speakers

English

transitivity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संक्रामिता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

transitivity
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

транзитивность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

transitividade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

transitivity
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

transitivité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Transitivity
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Transitivität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

移行性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이행
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Transitivity
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

transitivity
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पारगमन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geçişlilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

transitività
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przechodniości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

транзитивність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tranzitivitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεταβατικότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

transitiviteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

transitivity
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

transitivity
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of transitivity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRANSITIVITY»

The term «transitivity» is regularly used and occupies the 56.157 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRANSITIVITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «transitivity» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «transitivity» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about transitivity

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRANSITIVITY»

Discover the use of transitivity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to transitivity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Prototypical Transitivity
This book presents a functional analysis of a notion which has gained considerable importance in cognitive and functional linguistics over the last couple of decades, namely 'prototypical transitivity'.
Åshild Næss, 2007
2
Transitivity: Form, Meaning, Acquisition, and Processing
Collecting original expert work from acquisition, processing, typological and theoretical syntax-semantics research, this volume provides a state of the art as well as cutting edge discussion of central issues in the realm of Transitivity.
Patrick Brandt, Marco Garcia García, 2010
3
Transitivity in Translating: The Interdependence of Texture ...
This book proposes an overall framework of communication (including translation) that follows CDA (Critical Discourse Analysis)/CL (Critical Linguistics) principles; it devises an analytic tool for the study of transitivity in translation ...
María Calzada Pérez, 2007
4
Causatives and Transitivity
This volume brings together 18 typological studies of causative and related constructions (transitivity, voice, other expressions of cause) by 19 scholars from North America, Western Europe, and Russia.
Bernard Comrie, Maria Polinsky, 1993
5
Changing Valency: Case Studies in Transitivity
Distinguished scholars examine the phenomena of passives and causatives in languages from around the world.
Robert M. W. Dixon, 2000
6
Lexical Perspectives on Transitivity and Ergativity: ...
The work explores the experiential basis of the prototypical paradigmatic behaviour of verbs (e.g. the ergative predilection of the SUFFOCATE verbs).
Maarten Lemmens, 1998
7
Tense-aspect, Transitivity and Causativity: Essays in Honour ...
This collection presents typological work on tense, aspect, and epistemic modality in a variety of languages and against the background of different schools of thinking, among which the St. Petersburg Typological School developed and so ...
Werner Abraham, L. I. Kulikov, 1999
8
Transitivity-Based Foregrounding in the Acts of the ...
Interacting with selected interpretations from, among others, C.K. Barrett, Ben C. Witherington, Jerome Neyrey, Jacob Jervell and John Lentz, Martn-Asensio argues that transitivity ('who does what to whom') emerges as a key factor in the ...
Gustavo Martín-Asensio, 2000
9
Case, Valency and Transitivity
The volume unifies papers written within different theoretical frameworks and representing variegated approaches (Optimality Theory, Government and Binding, various versions of the Functional approach, Cross-linguistic and Typological ...
L. I. Kulikov, Andre? L?vovich Mal?chukov, Dr Peter Swart, 2006
10
On Interpreting Construction Schemas: From Action and Motion ...
This volume addresses the constructional variability with transitive and causative verbs from the point of view of their respective action and motion patterns.
Nicole Delbecque, Bert Cornillie, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRANSITIVITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term transitivity is used in the context of the following news items.
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Beachcomber: 98 years old and STILL panicked by pinnipeds
A paper appeared last year in the journal Animal Cognition entitled “Cross-modal transitivity in a California sea lion,” which built on earlier research dating back ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Four Nations Faith and Order Consultation considers current issues
Developing ecumenical relations were considered. The group addressed the issue of transitivity between Anglican Lutheran Agreements specifically in North ... «Anglicannews, Jun 15»
3
Wordplay | Paul Salomon's Imbalance Puzzles
This is useful on the RHS of #4. And, of course, we have transitivity. If A>B, and B>C, then A>C. This is sort of like replacing the heavy side with a heavier object. «New York Times, Jun 15»
4
Court: If a guy looks like he's hunting, he's probably hunting
... a verb and usually preserves the verb's syntactic features, such as transitivity or the capability of taking nominal or verbal compliments” (emphasis added)). «Minnesota Public Radio News, Feb 15»
5
Voters need a good enemy
For them, rational voters obey the principle of transitivity whereby if 'A' is preferred to 'B' and 'B' to 'C', then 'A' will always be chosen above 'C'. This obviously ... «The Hindu, Feb 15»
6
UCLA at Colorado: Statistical Preview
If you're looking for a fun read, check out the "Transitivity Rankings" at BN's KSU sister-site, Bring on the Cats. While we all know the transitive property doesn't ... «Bruins Nation, Oct 14»
7
Jealous of what? Solving polyamory's jealousy problem
Research indicates that people feel more comfortable when those persons they are close to are also close to one another, which is termed transitivity. This leads ... «Salon, Jul 14»
8
On Power and Influence
Given his own definition of culture, Mark follows transitivity logic: if "behaviour influences culture" and "power influences behaviour" then "power influences ... «InfoQ.com, Jun 14»
9
Does Any Language Have Tritransitive Verbs?
However, identifying discrete categories of verbs based on transitivity is not always easy, because (in English, anyway) there exist a number of verbs that seem ... «Slate Magazine, Apr 14»
10
Lurch lets you enter math in a document -- and check it, too
In the example expression "Since 1<2 and 2<3 we know that 1<3 by transitivity", you would mark up "1<2", "2<3" and "1<3" as meaningful, "transitivity" as the ... «BetaNews, Apr 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Transitivity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/transitivity>. May 2020 ».
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