Transition or transitional might refer to:

Government and economics

  • Transition economy, an economy which is changing from a centrally planned economy to a free market
  • Transitional government, an emergency or interim government set up when a political void has been created by the collapse of a quite large government
  • Spanish transition to democracy after the death of Francisco Franco
  • Transition (outsourcing), the process of migrating knowledge, systems, and operating capabilities from an outsourcing environment to an in-house staff
  • Transition towns, a grassroots network of communities that are working to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability

Mathematics, science, and technology

Biology

  • Transition (genetics), a point mutation that changes a purine nucleotide to another purine (A ↔ G) or a pyrimidine nucleotide to another pyrimidine (C ↔ T)
  • Transitional fossil, any fossilised remains of a lifeform that exhibits the characteristics of two distinct taxonomic groups
  • A phase throughout childbirth contractions throughout which the cervix completes its dilation

Chemistry and physics

  • Transition metal, either an element whose atom has an incomplete d sub-shell, or any element in the d-block of the periodic table
  • Transition state, of a chemical reaction is a particular configuration along the reaction coordinate
  • Phase transition, a transformation of the state of matter; for example, the change between a solid and a liquid, between liquid and gas or between gas and plasma
  • Laminar-turbulent transition, the process of a laminar fluid flow fitting turbulent
  • SRM transition, the precursor and product ion pair in Selected reaction monitoring (SRM) in analytical chemistry

Computing

Other uses in technology

Arts and entertainment

Literature

  • Transition (fiction), a narrative element or general aspects of writing style that signal changes in a story
  • Transitions (linguistics), certain words, expressions, or additional devices that give text or speech greater cohesion by making it more explicit

Works

Film, radio, and television

Music

Albums

Bands

Songs

Other arts

  • Transitional Style of furniture and interior design, either modern or referring to mid-18th Century French furniture

Sport

Other uses