noun, plural trans·es, (especially collectively) trans.
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Origin of trans
usage note for trans
Many transgender people prefer writing trans compounds as two words, as in trans man, trans woman, and trans person . When so written as an open compound with a space, trans functions as an adjective modifying a noun such as man. Spelling these words as closed or hyphenated compounds, as in transmale and trans-people, loses the distinction between trans as a descriptive adjective and man , woman , or person as a human being. Similarly, cis male and cis female are the preferred spelling of these terms. See also transgender.
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Origin of trans*
historical usage of trans*
The use of the wildcard asterisk is intended to encompass multiple discrete identity labels while also accommodating complex intersectional or overlapping identities. However, many in the trans community prefer the label trans without the asterisk, trans+ , or LGBT+ as an inclusive umbrella term.
Some people find the version with the asterisk to be inaccurate (inclusive of all nonbinary people, whether or not they identify as trans), exclusionary (implying that some people who identify as trans are not trans enough), or offensive (by association with the asterisk convention used in recordkeeping to mark an entry as imperfect or irregular). As with most labels, it is best to respect and adopt the language by which the person in question self-identifies.
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Example sentences from the Web for trans
In 2011 LGBT media outlet Queerty took the app to task for allegedly deleting accounts that made reference to being trans.
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
The digital dating sphere can prove tricky, and bruising, for the trans user.
Like many trans users, Transartist often gets used as a source of information more than anything else.
We are the sick ones who torment trans people every day of their lives.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A very good quality of tobacco is grown in the trans-Caucasian provinces; it also flourishes well in the Southern provinces.
This is the route which was provisionally decided on by the great trans-Atlantic companies subsequent to the Titanic disaster.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'|British Government
If the troops in Trans-Caucasia were not much libelled, many of them came from their barracks, in exchange for vodka!The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
Graham made the first extended investigations in this field: Trans.
He also informed me that the great trans-Continental telegraph wire was being constructed from north to south.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont