Meaning of TRANSVERSE in English


adj. situated, arranged, or acting in a crosswise direction. transverse magnet a magnet with poles at the sides and not the ends. transverse wave Physics a wave in which the medium vibrates at right angles to the direction of its propagation. transversely adv.

[ L transvertere transvers- turn across (as TRANS-, vertere turn) ]

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