Definition of transverse in English:

transverse

Line breaks: trans|verse
Pronunciation: /tranzˈvəːs
 
, trɑːnz-, -ns-/

adjective

Derivatives

transversely

adverb
More example sentences
  • Therefore, with the muscles arranged diagonally, the skin can be stretched longitudinally and transversely without elongating them.
  • One fruit was cut transversely to form five pairs of flat equatorial transects and these were rinsed briefly with water to remove cell-content residues from the cut surfaces.
  • Company maintenance people actually weld a series of parallel steel-plate strips, set 2 in. apart, transversely across the exterior bottom surface of the bucket.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin transversus 'turned across', past participle of transvertere, from trans- 'across' + vertere 'to turn'.

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