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Definition: characterized by or relating to a time of change or transition

Synonyms: interim, temporary

Antonyms: permanent, established

Tips: If something is transitional, it is in a state of transition (change). The adjective transitional is usually used to refer to something that is a temporary solution until a more permanent solution can be made. For example, the U.S. and the U.N. will instill a transitional government when a dictator regime has been overthrown and democracy is being created in its place.

Usage Examples:

The transitional period under U.N. authority will come to an end as soon as the new government is established. (interim, temporary)

We're working in a transitional office space while our office building undergoes renovations. (temporary)

I'm in a transitional stage of my life while I figure out what I want to do next. (temporary, interim)

The consultants served as our transitional team while we interviewed potential employees. (temporary, interim)

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