The transition word comes from the Latin term tránsitio, which means 'transfer', 'shift'. Thus, the word transition is used to refer to all acts involving a change, an evolution or a passage from one State to another.
If we talk about the historical transition, this is very important since since the beginning of humankind man has gone through various stages from more or less violent transitions. A clear example of transition is when man invented agriculture and can thus pass or transitioning between a nomadic lifestyle (much more insecure and unstable) one sedentary (a change which improved their quality of life without a doubt). Other transitions in the history may also changes political (such as the transition from monarchy to democracy), social (the change of roles among social groups), economic (the transition from a slave to a feudalista and then a capitalist) and even cultural (when talk about the transition of mentalities).
Transitions always involve some kind of adaptation that varies depending on the type of change that we do. New features of what emerges often not known then the human being begins to go through a long process of adaptation to them.
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