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# Transverse axis

Transverse Trans*verse", a. [L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere to turn: cf. F. transverse. See {Verse}, and cf. {Traverse}.] Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to {longitudinal}. [1913 Webster]

{Transverse axis} (of an ellipse or hyperbola) (Geom.), that axis which passes through the foci.

{Transverse partition} (Bot.), a partition, as of a pericarp, at right angles with the valves, as in the siliques of mustard. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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• Transverse axis — refers to an axis which is (side to side, relative to some defined forward direction). In particular:* Transverse axis (aircraft) * For a hyperbola the transverse axis is in the same direction as the semi major axis …   Wikipedia

• transverse axis — Axis Ax is, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.] A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• transverse axis — noun : the axis through the foci of a conic and especially of a hyperbola * * * Geom. 1. the axis of a hyperbola that passes through the two foci. 2. the segment of such an axis included between the vertices of the hyperbola. Also called… …   Useful english dictionary

• transverse axis — Geom. 1. the axis of a hyperbola that passes through the two foci. 2. the segment of such an axis included between the vertices of the hyperbola. Also called transverse. See diag. under hyperbola. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

• transverse — [trans vʉrs′, tranzvʉrs′; ] also [, & ] for n. [, ] usually [, trans′vʉrs΄, tranz′vʉrsrs] adj. [L transversus, pp. of transvertere: see TRAVERSE] 1. lying, situated, placed, etc. across; crossing from side to side: opposed to LONGITUDINAL (sense… …   English World dictionary

• Transverse — Trans*verse , a. [L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere to turn: cf. F. transverse. See {Verse}, and cf. {Traverse}.] Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; often opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Transverse partition — Transverse Trans*verse , a. [L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere to turn: cf. F. transverse. See {Verse}, and cf. {Traverse}.] Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Axis — Ax is, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.] A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• axis band — Axis Ax is, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.] A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Axis cylinder — Axis Ax is, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.] A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English