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 (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.]

trans·verse′ly adv.
trans·verse′ness n.
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Adv.1.transversely - in a transverse mannertransversely - in a transverse manner; "they were cut transversely"


[trænzˈvɜːslɪ] ADVtransversalmente


advquer; divideddiagonal
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The door he built of pieces of the packing-boxes which had held their belongings, nailing one piece upon another, the grain of contiguous layers running transversely, until he had a solid body some three inches thick and of such great strength that they were both moved to laughter as they gazed upon it.
Exploring, I found another short gallery running transversely to the first.
In a thousand spots the traces of the winter avalanche may be perceived, where trees lie broken and strewed on the ground, some entirely destroyed, others bent, leaning upon the jutting rocks of the mountain or transversely upon other trees.
For this purpose, a table richly covered with scarlet cloth was placed transversely across the platform, from the middle of which ran the longer and lower board, at which the domestics and inferior persons fed, down towards the bottom of the hall.
Brooke wound up, rubbing his thumb transversely along the edges of the leaves as he held the book forward.
Know, then, innocent eastern friend, that in benighted regions of the west, where the mud is of unfathomable and sublime depth, roads are made of round rough logs, arranged transversely side by side, and coated over in their pristine freshness with earth, turf, and whatsoever may come to hand, and then the rejoicing native calleth it a road, and straightway essayeth to ride thereupon.
Having cut one of them transversely into two nearly equal parts, in the course of a fortnight both had the shape of perfect animals.
6-litre engine mounted transversely with direct fuel injection.
description of the procurement: The main support system of the approach bridge consists of 28 transversely formed reinforced concrete frame systems.
She begins with a combinatorial description of meanders, and observes that for a non-self-intersecting oriented curve intersecting a straight line transversely, she can view the intersection points as vertices and the segments between them as directed edges.
TOUS chooses to tell stories full of tenderness, surprise and emotion that connect people transversely and change perceptions.
In a first layer of the tread, sipes extend transversely to provide traction in the first stage of the wear life of the tread.