transverse

[ trans-vurs, tranz-; trans-vurs, tranz- ]SEE DEFINITION OF transverse

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRANSVERSE

In some quartz-mill sluices there are transverse riffle-bars.

The spores soon separate by a transverse partition and fall off.

“Yes, they did,” said the shepherd, looking aloft at the transverse stone.

They develop with a transverse fissure into which the bark ingrows.

But at last they built a transverse section that promised to hold.

The transverse ribs are there, of course, but in a modified form.

The whole system has, in fact, been changed from the transverse to the longitudinal.

For niello, and printing, a transverse cut was substituted for the blow.

The commonest forms of wound were the transverse or the oblique.

It consists of a number of transverse wires, broken at the middle.

WORD ORIGIN

"lying across," early 15c. (earlier transversary, c.1400), from Latin transversus "turned or directed across," past participle of transvertere "turn across," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). The verb transvert is recorded from late 14c.

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beam

nounlength of material used as support
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