transversal

[ trans-vur-suh l, tranz- ]SEE DEFINITION OF transversal
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRANSVERSAL

Abrane tried the transversal enclosing this favoured number.

The others have transversal sockets like our present hatchets.

The great majority are divided into two storeys by means of a transversal partition.

She next builds a second transversal partition and a second longitudinal partition perpendicular to it.

In the second or transversal wave, the vibration of the particle at P takes place in a plane at right angles to FP.

It was in fact only a small square of stuff hanging from a transversal baton.

Thus the vibration of the air is said to be longitudinal, but the vibrations of the Aether are transversal.

His forehead is covered with transversal folds; he has no muzzle, properly speaking, but a kind of snout like that of a hog.

He gave an interesting proposition relating to plane and spherical triangles, their sides being cut by a transversal.

If two parallel lines are cut by a transversal, the alternate-interior angles are equal.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin transversalis (mid-13c.), from transvers-, stem of transvertere (see transverse).As a noun, from 1590s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRANSVERSAL

crosswise

adjectiveacross
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