Middle vs Transitional - What's the difference?

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Middle is a related term of transitional.

As adjectives the difference between middle and transitional

is that middle is located in the middle; in between while transitional is of, or relating to a transition.

As a noun middle

is a centre, midpoint.



Alternative forms

* myddle (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A centre, midpoint.
  • The part between the beginning and the end.
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  • (cricket) The middle stump.
  • The central part of a human body.
  • (grammar) The middle voice.
  • Synonyms

    * centre, center * midpoint * midst


  • Located in the middle; in between.
  • the middle point
    middle name, Middle English, Middle Ages
  • Central.
  • Pertaining to the middle voice.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * middle age * middle-aged * Middle Ages * middle child * middle class * Middle East * middleman * middle management * middle passage * middle path * middleware * middle way




  • of, or relating to a transition
  • temporary; pending the implementation of something new
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional


    * (temporary) provisional, provisory

    Derived terms

    * transitionally