Definitions for transversetrænsˈvɜrs, trænz-; ˈtræns vɜrs, ˈtrænz-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trans•versetrænsˈvɜrs, 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.

    Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: Compare end-blown.

  3. (n.)something that is transverse.

Origin of transverse:

1610–20; < L trānsversus going or lying across, athwart. See traverse


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cross(a), transverse, transversal, thwartwise(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"


  1. transverse(Adjective)

    Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.

  2. transverse(Adjective)

    Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transverse(adj)

    lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to longitudinal

  2. Transverse(noun)

    anything that is transverse or athwart

  3. Transverse(noun)

    the longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse

  4. Transverse(verb)

    to overturn; to change

  5. Transverse(verb)

    to change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose


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