Transverse

  • 1 transverse — [ trɑ̃svɛrs ] adj. • 1503; lat. transversus « tourné en travers » ♦ Anat. Qui est en travers (en parlant d un organe). Apophyses transverses des vertèbres. Côlon transverse : partie horizontale du côlon. ● transverse adjectif (latin transversus,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Transverse — may refer to: *Transversality, a concept related to the intersection of manifolds in topology *Transverse City, an album by Warren Zevon *Transverse engine, an engine in which the crankshaft is oriented side to side relative to the wheels of the… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 Transverse — Trans verse, n. 1. Anything that is transverse or athwart. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

  • 6 Transverse — Trans*verse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transversing}.] To overturn; to change. [R.] C. Leslie. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Transverse — Trans*verse , v. t. [Pref. trans + verse, n. Cf.{Transpose}.] To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose. [Obs.] Duke of Buckingham. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Transverse — (v. lat), so v.w. Traverse, bes. 3) …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 transverse — (adj.) lying across, early 15c. (earlier transversary, c.1400), from L. transversus turned or directed across, pp. of transvertere turn across, from trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + vertere to turn (see VERSUS (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 transverse — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ situated or extending across something. DERIVATIVES transversely adverb. ORIGIN from Latin transvertere turn across …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 transverse — (tran svèr s ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui est situé en travers.    Apophyses transverses, apophyses situées latéralement sur le corps des vertèbres.    Artère transverse de la face, branche que la temporale envoie sur le masséter.    S. m.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12 transverse — I. 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… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 transverse — transversely, adv. /trans verrs , tranz ; trans verrs, tranz /, 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… …

    Universalium

  • 14 transverse — /ˈtrænzvɜs / (say tranzvers), /trænzˈvɜs / (say tranz vers) adjective 1. lying or being across or in a crosswise direction; athwart. 2. (of a flute) held across the body, and having a mouth hole in the side of the tube, near its end, across which …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 transverse — adj. situated, arranged, or acting in a crosswise direction. Phrases and idioms: transverse magnet a magnet with poles at the sides and not the ends. transverse wave Physics a wave in which the medium vibrates at right angles to the direction of… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 TRANSVERSE — adj. des deux genres Qui est situé en travers. Il s’emploie surtout en termes d’Anatomie. Les apophyses transverses des vertèbres. L’artère transverse de la face …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 Transverse — A horizontal plane passing through the standing body parallel to the ground. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry Anatomic Orientation Terms. * * * Crosswise; lying across the long… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 transverse — trans|verse [trænzˈvə:s US trænsˈvə:rs] adj [no comparative] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of transvertere, from vertere to turn ] lying or placed across something ▪ a transverse beam …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 transverse — trans|verse [ ,trænz vɜrs ] adjective placed sideways or at an angle across something: a transverse arch …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 transverse — [[t]trænzvɜ͟ː(r)s[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Transverse is used to describe something that is at right angles to something else …

    English dictionary


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