Definition of intransitivity in US English:



  • See intransitive

    • ‘Of even the transitive verbs several occur in isolation from their normal object and continue this state of intransitivity where the normal relations between process and object are suspended.’
    • ‘Here is an openness and intransitivity, an attentiveness that is both alert and unfixed, the ‘radical break with transitivity’ that excites Foucault in the Bataille essay and that he characterizes as ‘Greek’.’
    • ‘The intransitivity of preferences must be negotiated.’
    • ‘Or in other words, can intransitivity or immediacy become transitive and mediated?’
    • ‘They will instead adjust their preferences to eliminate the intransitivity.’