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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tran·sit /ˈtræn(t)sət, ˈtrænzət/
 經過,通行,運輸,運輸線,轉變(vt.)橫越,通過,經過(vi.)通過

From: Network Terminology

 transit
 中轉

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trans·it n.
 1. The act of passing; passage through or over.
    In France you are now . . . in the transit from one form of government to another.   --Burke.
 2. The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.
 3. A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit.
 4. Astron. (a) The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope. (b) 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.
 5. An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.
 Note:The surveyor's transit differs from the theodolite in having the horizontal axis attached directly to the telescope which is not mounted in Y's and can be turned completely over about the axis.
 Lower transit Astron., the passage of a heavenly body across that part of the meridian which is below the polar axis.
 Surveyor's transit. See Transit, 5, above.
 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.
 Transit compass. See Transit, 5, above.
 Transit duty, a duty paid on goods that pass through a country.
 Transit instrument. 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.
 Transit trade Com., the business conected with the passage of goods through a country to their destination.
 Upper transit Astron., the passage of a heavenly body across that part of the meridian which is above the polar axis.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trans·it, v. t. Astron. To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 transit
      n 1: a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical
           angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a
           tripod [syn: theodolite]
      2: a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary
         for the movement of passengers or goods [syn: transportation
         system, transportation]
      3: a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10
         days" [syn: passage]
      v 1: make a passage or journey from one place to another [syn: pass
           through, pass across, pass over]
      2: pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across
         (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place);
         "The comet will transit on September 11"
      3: revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its
         horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its
         direction
      4: cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit
         hundreds of ships every day"