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trans·verse

 (trăns-vûrs′, trănz-, trăns′vûrs′, trănz′-)
adj.
Situated or lying across; crosswise.
n.
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.

transverse

(trænzˈvɜːs)
adj
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
n
a transverse piece or object
[C16: from Latin transversus, from transvertere to turn across, from trans- + vertere to turn]
transˈversely adv
transˈverseness n

trans•verse

(trænsˈvɜrs, trænz-; ˈtræns vɜrs, ˈtrænz-)

adj.
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]
trans•verse′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.transverse - extending or lying acrosstransverse - 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"

transverse

adjective crossways, diagonal, oblique, crosswise, athwart one of the table's transverse supports

transverse

adjective
Situated or lying across:
Translations

transverse

[ˈtrænzvɜːs] ADJtransverso, transversal

transverse

[trænzˈvɜːrs] adjtransversal(e)

transverse

adjQuer-; musclestransversal; positionhorizontal; enginequer stehend; transverse beamQuerbalken m; transverse sectionQuerschnitt m

transverse

[ˈtrænzvɜːs] adjtrasversale

trans·verse

a. transversal, atravesado-a;
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