Meaning of TRANSVERSE in English


I. tran(t)s-ˈvərs, tranz-, ˈtran(t)s-ˌ, ˈtranz-ˌ adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin transversus, from trans- + -versus (as in adversus adverse)

Date: 15th century

1. : acting, lying, or being across : set crosswise

2. : made at right angles to the long axis of the body

a transverse section

• trans·verse·ly adverb

II. ˈtran(t)s-ˌvərs, ˈtranz- noun

Date: 15th century

: something (as a piece, section, or part) that is transverse

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