transilient [tran-sil-ee-uh nt, -sil-yuh nt] Word Origin adjective
- leaping or passing from one thing or state to another.
Origin of transilient 1805–15; Latin trānsilient- (stem of trānsiliēns), present participle of trānsilīre to leap across, equivalent to trāns- trans- + -sili- (combining form of salīre to leap) + -ent- -ent Related formstran·sil·i·ence, noun British Dictionary definitions for transilient transilient adjective
- passing quickly from one thing to another
Derived Formstransilience, nounWord Origin for transilient C19: from Latin transilīre to jump over, from trans- + salīre to leap transilient in Medicine transilient [trăn-sĭl′yənt, -zĭl′-] adj.
- Jumping across; passing over. Used especially of the cortical association fibers in the brain that pass between nonadjacent convolutions.