what is the difference between transition and transitioning?


Transition is both a noun (a change from one state, subject, stage, condition, location, etc. to another) and an intransitive verb (to make a transition).

Sometime between 2008 and 2010, American patriot Chelsea Manning transitioned from one gender to another. It was likely a difficult transition.

Transitioning is the present participle of the verb transition.

In the pupal stage, a metamorphic insect is transitioning from the larval stage to adulthood.

I know nothing about transitioning from the government to the private sector, nor about transitioning from prison to parole.

Local attraction Jack Dammit is rapidly transitioning from an inconvenience to an irritation.