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transit Idioms & Phrases


aba transit number

  • noun an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations; the first part shows the location and the second identifies the bank itself
    BIN; bank identification number.
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Lower transit

  • (Astron.), the passage of a heavenly body across that part of the meridian which is below the polar axis.
Webster 1913

mass rapid transit

  • noun an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trains
    mass rapid transit.
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Prime-vertical transit instrument

  • a transit instrument the telescope of which revolves in the plane of the prime vertical, used for observing the transit of stars over this circle.
Webster 1913

public transit

  • noun a public transportation system for moving passengers
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rapid transit

  • noun an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trains
    mass rapid transit.
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Surveyor's transit

  • . See Transit, 5, above.
Webster 1913

Transit circle

  • (Astron.), a transit instrument with a graduated circle attached, used for observing the time of transit and the declination at one observation. See Circle, n., 3.
Webster 1913

Transit compass

  • . See Transit, 5, above.
Webster 1913

transit declinometer

  • noun an instrument for measuring magnetic declination
    declinometer.
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Transit duty

  • a duty paid on goods that pass through a country.
Webster 1913

Transit instrument

  • noun a telescope mounted on an axis running east and west and used to time the transit of a celestial body across the meridian
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  • . (Astron.) (a) A telescope mounted at right angles to a horizontal axis, on which it revolves with its line of collimation in the plane of the meridian, used in connection with a clock for observing the time of transit of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place. (b) (Surv.) A surveyor's transit. See Transit, 5, above.
Webster 1913

transit line

  • noun a line providing public transit
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Transit trade

  • (Com.), the business conected with the passage of goods through a country to their destination.
Webster 1913

transit zone

  • noun a six million square mile area that includes the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Ocean; includes the principal routes used by drug smugglers
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Upper transit

  • (Astron.), the passage of a heavenly body across that part of the meridian which is above the polar axis.
Webster 1913

Vernier transit

  • a surveyor's transit instrument with a vernier compass.
Webster 1913

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