Definition of diabasis in English:

diabasis

Pronunciation /dʌɪˈabəsɪs/

noun

  • The action of crossing over from one place or state to another; transition, transference.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Henry More (1614–1687), philosopher, poet, and theologian. From ancient Greek διάβασις from διά- + βάσις, after διάβαινειν to pass over.