Also found in: Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to trans: transport, TransUnion, Trance music


Transgender: Several trans leaders spoke at the rally.

[Short for transgender.]


1. a prefix meaning “across,” “through,” occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, used in particular to form verbs denoting movement or conveyance from place to place (transfer; transmit; transplant) or complete change (transform; transmute), or to form adjectives meaning “crossing,” “on the other side of,” or “going beyond” the place named (transmontane; transnational; trans-Siberian).
2. a prefix used in the names of chemical compounds that are geometric isomers having two identical atoms or groups attached on opposite sides of a molecule divided by a given plane of symmetry. Compare cis- (def. 2).
[< Latin, prefixal use of trāns (preposition) across, through]


1. transaction.
2. transfer.
3. transferred.
4. transformer.
5. transit.
6. transitive.
7. translated.
8. translation.
9. translator.
10. transparent.
11. transportation.
12. transpose.
13. transverse.


1. =translation
2. =translatedtrad.
3. =translator
4. =transitive
5. =transport(ation)
6. =transferred
References in periodicals archive ?
We're thrilled to expand our relationship with United with the addition of these 36 aircraft to our fleet," said Richard Leach, President of Trans States Airlines.
In a four-week Canadian study on 38 men, a diet high in natural trans fat (about 10 grams a day) raised LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lowered HDL ("good") cholesterol as much as the same amount of trans fat from partially hydrogenated oils.
The board of health approved a ban on all trans fat in local restaurants.
Stopping the use of trans fats is already voluntary, and restaurants can put up ``no trans fat'' decals on their own.
Winner: 428th Trans Co, Jefferson City, MO Runner-up: 369th Trans Co, Wichita, KS
However, hydrogenation creates unnatural trans fats that have unhealthy effects on cholesterol concentrations in the blood (www.
Trans fats have been shown to raise levels of LDL ("bad" cholesterol).
Trans fats are created when vegetable oil is hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated, a process that converts liquid oils into solid or semi-solid forms used in shortening and some margarines, including stick-style soy margarines.
39 Guillaume de Lorris, Roman de la rose lines 2165-68; trans.
That's good news for your arteries, since gram for gram, trans fat raises the risk of heart disease even more than saturated fat does, and since preliminary studies suggest that trans may promote diabetes.
While still working out details, officials said restaurants that stop using trans fats in their food would be certified by the Department of Public Health and offered free window decals to promote their healthful decision to patrons.
Now, while some researchers are conducting new studies to further investigate the role of trans fats in disease, others are learning how to make appealing foods with fewer trans fats.