Transit may refer to:


  • Internet transit, one of two mechanisms by which Internet traffic is exchanged between internet service providers
  • Transit Format, a format and set of libraries for conveying values between applications written in different programming languages

Science and engineering

  • Astronomical transit, the apparent motion of one celestial body across the face of another celestial body or meridian
  • In surveying, to transit the telescope means to turn the telescope about the trunnion axis, thus turning the telescope through the vertical plane
  • A Theodolite capable of performing the operation described above
  • Transit telescope, a special-purpose telescope mounted so as to point only at objects transiting the local meridian
  • A specialized type of theodolite used in surveying
  • Transit (satellite), the first satellite navigation system to be used operationally
  • Navigational transit, when a navigator observes two fixed reference points in line



Other uses

  • Routing transit number, an identifying code used in transferring funds through banking institutions
  • Transit, Canadian shoe retailer now operating under the name Spring