Science / Periodic Table of Elements / Transition Metal: An element with an incomplete d subshell. Elements which have common cations with incomplete d subshells are also considered transition metals. Elements with incomplete f subshells are sometimes called 'inner transition elements'.
Transition Adjective Synonyms: change, alteration, metamorphosis, change-over, transformation, transmutation, mutation, development, evolution, conversion, modification, metastasis
Business / Machine Shop / Phase Transition: Iron phase transitions are at room temperature to 1,670°F (910°C) iron is body-center cubic, 1670°F (910°C) to 2535°F (1388°C) iron is face-center cubic and 2535°F (1390°C) the melting point o MORE
Business / Machine Shop / Phase Transitions: When metals or metal alloys go from solid to liquid or the reverse, this is a MORE
Business / Finance / Precious Metals: Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, which are used for their intrinsic value or for their value in production. These may be traded either in their physical state or by way of futures and options co MORE
Science / Geology / Seismic Transition Zone: A seismic discontinuity, found in all parts of the Earth, at which the velocity increases rapidly with depth: especially the one at 300 to 600 kilometers. MORE
Science / Chemistry / Nonmetal: A nonmetal is a substance that conducts heat and electricity poorly, is brittle or waxy or gaseous, and cannot be hammered into sheets or drawn into wire. Nonmetals gain electrons easily to form anion MORE