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Meaning of TRANSVERSE

Pronunciation:  trans'vurs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

TRANSVERSE is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: cross(a), crossing(a), crosswise, thwartwise, transversal
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Trans*verse"\, a. [L. transversus, p. p. of
    transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere
    to turn: cf. F. transverse. See {Verse}, and cf. {Traverse}.]
    Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart;
    -- often opposed to {longitudinal}.
    
    {Transverse axis} (of an ellipse or hyperbola) (Geom.), that
       axis which passes through the foci.
    
    {Transverse partition} (Bot.), a partition, as of a pericarp,
       at right angles with the valves, as in the siliques of
       mustard.
    
    
  2. \Trans"verse\, n.
    1. Anything that is transverse or athwart.
    
    2. (Geom.) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
    
    
  3. \Trans*verse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transversed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Transversing}.]
    To overturn; to change. [R.] --C. Leslie.
    
    
  4. \Trans*verse"\, v. t. [Pref. trans- + verse, n.
    Cf.{Transpose}.]
    To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
    [Obs.] --Duke of Buckingham.
    
    
 

 

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