Definition of transversal in English:
(Of a line) intersecting a system of lines.
- 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.
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A transversal line.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Pronunciation: /ˌtransvərˈsalitē/ /ˌtranz-/noun
Pronunciation: /tranzˈvərsəlē/ /tran(t)sˈvərsəlē/adverb
Words that rhyme with transversaldisbursal, dispersal, Purcell, rehearsal, reversal, succursal, tercel, traversal, universal
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