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trans 1

Pronunciation: /trɑːnz/

adjective

Chemistry
Denoting or relating to a molecular structure in which two particular atoms or groups lie on opposite sides of a given plane in the molecule, in particular denoting an isomer in which substituents at opposite ends of a carbon-carbon double bond are also on opposite sides of the bond: the trans isomer of stilbene Compare with cis1.
More example sentences
  • Initially the propellers sit on opposite sides of the molecule: the so-called trans isomer.
  • One example of the application of this technique is in the distinction of trans and gauche rotational isomers.
  • Where they are on opposite sides of the double bond, the arrangement is the trans arrangement.

Origin

Independent usage of trans-.

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trans 2

Pronunciation: /trɑːnz/

adjective

Short for transsexual or transgender.
Example sentences
  • These concerns were put to the Facebook group by a number of trans activists.
  • I have known several trans men and some women.
  • I've added a gender studies area and am building up the stock of books for trans and bi people.

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