transverse

Definitions

0 Vote up! adjective. Situated or lying across; crosswise.
0 Vote up! noun. Something, such as a part or beam, that is transverse.
0 Vote up! adjective. Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.
0 Vote up! adjective. Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.
0 Vote up! verb. To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
0 Vote up! adjective. Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to <ant>longitudinal</ant>.
0 Vote up! noun. Anything that is transverse or athwart.
0 Vote up! noun. The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To overturn; to change.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
0 Vote up! noun. In mathematics, a transverse axis.
0 Vote up! noun. In anatomy, a transversalis or transversus: as, the transverse of the abdomen, perineum, or sole of the foot.
0 Vote up! others. Lying or being across or in a cross direction; cross; thwart.
0 Vote up! others. Collateral.
0 Vote up! others. In anatomy and zoology, broader or wider than long; having its major diameter crosswise: noting various parts or organs which lie or are taken to run across other parts, or especially across the long axis of the whole body. See transversalis and transversus.
0 Vote up! others. In botany:
0 Vote up! others. Right and left or collateral with reference to the median plane.
0 Vote up! others. Being at right angles to the axial direction: for example, see transverse partition, below.
0 Vote up! others. In herpetology, specifically noting a bone of the skull which usually unites the palatine and the pterygoid bones with the maxilla.
0 Vote up! others. In heraldry, crossing the escutcheon from one side to the opposite one.
0 Vote up! others. Of the brain, a fissure beneath the fornix and the hemispheres, above the optic thalami, through which membranes and vessels are continued from the pia mater into the ventricles of the brain.
0 Vote up! others. Crosswise; across; transversely.
0 Vote up! others. To overturn; turn topsyturvy.
0 Vote up! others. To change; transpose. Compare transprose.
0 Vote up! others. To transgress; run counter.
0 Vote up! adjective. extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis

Usage

0 Vote up! The term transverse is equivalent to lateral, in flying machine parlance, but there is this distinction: Transverse has reference to a machine or object which, like the main planes of an aeroplane, are broader, (that is, -- from end to end) than their length, (from front to rear).
0 Vote up! Dr. Tyndall also alludes to another structure of the same kind, which he calls transverse structure, where the blue bands extend in crescent-shaped curves, more or less arched, across the surface of the glacier.
0 Vote up! This is often called the transverse tarsal joint, and it can, with the subordinate joints of the tarsus, replace the ankle-joint in a great measure when the latter has become ankylosed.
0 Vote up! A rare virus called transverse myelitis had attacked his spinal column.
0 Vote up! He was born with what is known as a transverse facial cleft, giving him the appearance of having two faces.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! In minutes the tramp changed his words..this is what you call transverse.

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