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trans- Syllabification: trans-

Definition of trans- in English:


1.1On or to the other side of. Often contrasted with cis- (sense 1). transatlantic transalpine
2Through: transonic
2.1Into another state or place: transform translate
3Referring or relating to people whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex. Compare with cis- (sense 2). transgender transphobia
More example sentences
  • These rules deal with restrictions on gay, lesbian and transgendered players.
  • They claim to be victims of discrimination while furthering a transphobic agenda.
  • Whatever part he played in this he's a latecomer to the struggle at best and a nasty transphobe to boot.
4 Chemistry (usually trans-) Denoting molecules with trans arrangements of substituents: trans-1,2-dichloroethylene
4.1 Genetics Denoting alleles on different chromosomes.


From Latintrans 'across'.

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