Definition of trans- in English:

trans-

Syllabification: trans-

prefix

  • 1Across; beyond: transcontinental transgress
  • 1.1On or to the other side of: transatlantic transalpine Often contrasted with cis-.
  • 2Through: transonic
  • 2.1Into another state or place: transform translate
  • 2.2Surpassing; transcending: transfinite
  • 3 Chemistry (usually trans-) Denoting molecules with trans arrangements of substituents: trans-1,2-dichloroethylene
  • 3.1 Genetics Denoting alleles on different chromosomes.

Origin

from Latin trans 'across'.

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