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trans·verse(trăns-vûrs′, trănz-, trăns′vûrs′, trănz′-)
Situated or lying across; crosswise.
Something, such as a part or beam, that is transverse.
[Latin trānsversus, from past participle of trānsvertere, to turn across : trāns, trans- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. crossing from side to side; athwart; crossways
2. (Mathematics) geometry denoting the axis that passes through the foci of a hyperbola
3. (Instruments) (of a flute, etc) held almost at right angles to the player's mouth, so that the breath passes over a hole in the side to create a vibrating air column within the tube of the instrument
4. (Astronomy) astronomy another word for tangential2
a transverse piece or object
[C16: from Latin transversus, from transvertere to turn across, from trans- + vertere to turn]
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trans•verse(trænsˈvɜrs, trænz-; ˈtræns vɜrs, ˈtrænz-)
1. lying or extending across or in a cross direction; cross.
2. (of a flute) having a mouth hole in the side of the tube, near its end, across which the player's breath is directed. Compare end-blown.n.
3. something that is transverse.
[1610–20; < Latin trānsversus going or lying across, athwart. See traverse]
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|Adj.||1.||transverse - extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"|
crosswise - lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction; "a crosswise street"; "the crosswise dimension"
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transverse[trænzˈvɜːrs] adj → transversal(e)
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transverse[ˈtrænzvɜːs] adj → trasversale
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a. transversal, atravesado-a;
___ colon → colon ___;
___ plain → plano ___.
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