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transitivity

Definitions of transitivity
  1. noun
    (logic and mathematics) a relation between three elements such that if it holds between the first and second and it also holds between the second and third it must necessarily hold between the first and third
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    type of:
    logical relation
    a relation between propositions
    mathematical relation
    a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality)
  2. noun
    the grammatical relation created by a transitive verb
    synonyms: transitiveness
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    Antonyms:
    intransitiveness, intransitivity
    the grammatical relation created by an intransitive verb
    type of:
    grammatical relation
    a linguistic relation established by grammar
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