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 for transitive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transitive \Tran"si*tive\, a. [L. transitivus: cf. F. transitif.
     See Transient.]
     1. Having the power of making a transit, or passage. [R.]
        --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Effected by transference of signification.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              By far the greater part of the transitive or
              derivative applications of words depend on casual
              and unaccountable caprices of the feelings or the
              fancy.                                --Stewart.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Gram.) Passing over to an object; expressing an action
        which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which
        requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive
        verb, for example, he holds the book.
        [1913 Webster] -- Tran"si*tive*ly, adv. --
        Tran"si*tive*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  transitive
      adj 1: designating a verb that requires a direct object to
             complete the meaning [ant: intransitive]
      n 1: a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in
           order to be grammatical [syn: transitive verb,
           transitive verb form, transitive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "transitive":
     adjectival, adverbial, attributive, auxiliary, auxiliary verb,
     brittle, capricious, changeable, conjunctive, copula, copulative,
     correct, corruptible, deciduous, defective verb, deponent verb,
     dying, ephemeral, evanescent, fading, fickle, finite verb,
     fleeting, flitting, fly-by-night, flying, formal, fragile, frail,
     fugacious, fugitive, functional, glossematic, grammatic,
     impermanent, impersonal verb, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant,
     infinitive, insubstantial, intransitive, intransitive verb,
     linking, linking verb, modal auxiliary, momentary, mortal, mutable,
     neuter verb, nominal, nondurable, nonpermanent, participial,
     passing, perishable, postpositional, prepositional, pronominal,
     short-lived, structural, substantive, syntactic, tagmemic,
     temporal, temporary, transient, transitory, undurable, unenduring,
     unstable, verb, verb phrase, verbal, volatile
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  transitive
  
     A relation R is transitive if x R y  &  y R z  =>  x R z.
     Equivalence relations, pre-, partial and total orders are all
     transitive.
  

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