AskDefine | Define transitivity

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1 (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
2 the grammatical relation created by a transitive verb [syn: transitiveness] [ant: intransitivity]

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  1. The degree in which any one verb can take/govern objects.

Extensive Definition

The term transitivity may refer to:
In grammar
In logic and mathematics
transitivity in German: Transitivität
transitivity in Spanish: Transitividad
transitivity in French: Transitivité
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