Definition of trans- in English:

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1.1On or to the other side of. Often contraste 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
4 Chemistry (usually trans-) Denoting molecules with trans arrangements of substituents: trans-1,2-dichloroethylene
4.1 Genetics Denoting alleles on different chromosomes.


From Latin trans 'across'.

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Syllabification: trans-

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