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transverse

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AdjectiveEdit

transverse (comparative more transverse, superlative most transverse)

  1. Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.
  2. (geometry, of an intersection) Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.

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NounEdit

transverse (plural transverses)

  1. Anything that is transverse or athwart.
  2. (geometry) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.

VerbEdit

transverse (third-person singular simple present transverses, present participle transversing, simple past and past participle transversed)

  1. (transitive) To overturn; to change.
    • Rev. Charles Leslie
      And so long shall her censures, when justly passed, have their effect: how then can they be altered or transversed, suspended or superseded, by a temporal government, that must vanish and come to nothing?
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Duke of Buckingham to this entry?)

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

transverse

  1. vocative masculine singular of transversus