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transversal

Syllabification: trans·ver·sal
Pronunciation: /transˈvərsəl, tranz-
 
/
Geometry

Definition of transversal in English:

adjective

(Of a line) intersecting a system of lines.
Example sentences
  • A faint transversal line may indicate the posterior border of the seventh sternite.
  • After storage, thick transversal sections were made with a razor blade.
  • Radiating and transversal markings common on internal surface of valves or on steinkerns.

noun

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A transversal line.
Example sentences
  • The construction consisted of orthogonals, transversals, horizon line and vanishing point.
  • A partnership who manage to erase all three of their strokes before the other side have erased any get a monk's cross, which counts as two crosses and is chalked with two transversals.
  • From the vertices of ABC drop perpendiculars on the transversal.

Origin

late Middle English (as a synonym of transverse): from medieval Latin transversalis, from Latin transversus 'lying across'.

Derivatives

transversality

1
Pronunciation: /ˌtransvərˈsalitē, ˌtranz-/
noun
Example sentences
  • His essay, ‘The Three Ecologies,’ is only 42 pages long, but the translators' notes and introduction take up 57 pages, and the editor's essay on his ‘transversality’ another 54.
  • In the idea of ‘dissensus’, the author acknowledges and advocates individual competence as a social force that can precipitate the kind of initiation essential to transversality.
  • His work on topology, in particular on characteristic classes, cobordism theory and the Thom transversality theorem led to his being awarded a Fields medal in 1958.

transversally

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • Lateral surfaces of the centrum longitudinally concave and transversally rounded, one foramen on each side.
  • This latter character can be seen only in one of the vertebrae that is transversally broken.
  • Moreover, the contingencies of historiography can provide scholars with the opportunity to transversally engage with their subject material.

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