Definition: The change from one state to another in a finite state machine. Analogously, an edge in a directed graph.
Also known as state transition, move.
See also transition function, next state, Mealy machine.
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Paul E. Black, "transition", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/transition.html