Definitions for transversetrænsˈvɜrs, trænz-; ˈtræns vɜrs, ˈtrænz-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
trans•versetrænsˈvɜrs, trænz-; ˈtræns vɜrs, ˈtrænz-(adj.)
lying or extending across or in a cross direction; cross.
(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.
(n.)something that is transverse.
Origin of transverse:
1610–20; < L trānsversus going or lying across, athwart. See traverse
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"
Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.
Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.
lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to longitudinal
anything that is transverse or athwart
the longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse
to overturn; to change
to change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose
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