transverse meaning

[ 'trænzvə:s ] Pronunciation:   "transverse" in a sentence
Adjective: transverse  trans'vurs
  1. Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
    "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transverse colon"
    - cross, transversal, thwartwise

See also: crosswise

Encyclopedia: Transverse


See chambranle.

Occurring in a direction or directions
perpendicular to the direction of propagation.

1 : acting, lying, or being across : set crosswise
2 : made at right angles to the anterior-posterior axis of the body ‹a transverse section› — trans·verse·ly adv

[Oil and gas]
Literally means "across", usually signifying circumferential in direction.


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  1. such waves are called transverse waves.
  2. the main girders support i-section transverse ribs.
  3. transverse bracing was installed between the two shafts.
  4. the transverse nerves pass to the spiracles of their segment.
  5. transverse bars may migrate down-stream relatively rapidly.

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