Associations to the word «Transverse»


TRANSVERSE, adjective. Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.
TRANSVERSE, adjective. (geometry) (of an intersection) Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.
TRANSVERSE, noun. Anything that is transverse or athwart.
TRANSVERSE, noun. (geometry) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
TRANSVERSE, verb. (transitive) To overturn; to change.
TRANSVERSE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
TRANSVERSE COLON, noun. (anatomy) A part of colon joining ascending colon and descending colon.
TRANSVERSE COLONS, noun. (anatomy) plural of transverse colon
TRANSVERSE FLOW EFFECT, noun. Vibration in the rotor of a helicopter due to differential drag
TRANSVERSE FLUTE, noun. (musical instrument) Any type of flute that is held sideways when played.
TRANSVERSE FLUTES, noun. Plural of transverse flute
TRANSVERSE PLANE, noun. (anatomy) Any plane that divides the body into superior and inferior parts, roughly perpendicular to spine.
TRANSVERSE WAVE, noun. (physics) Any wave in which the direction of disturbance is perpendicular to the direction of travel

Dictionary definition

TRANSVERSE, adjective. Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon".

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