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adjective
  1. transgender or transsexual: Their son is trans. Laura is a trans woman.
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noun
  1. a person who is transgender or transsexual.
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Origin of trans

by shortening

Usage note

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.

transe

[trahns]
noun, verb (used without object), transed, trans·ing. Scot.
  1. trance2.
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trance2

or transe

[trahns]Scot.
noun
  1. a passageway, as a hallway, alley, or the like.
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verb (used without object), tranced, tranc·ing.
  1. to move or walk rapidly or briskly.
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Origin of trance2

1325–75; Middle English (v.); origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for transes

trance

noun
  1. a hypnotic state resembling sleep
  2. any mental state in which a person is unaware or apparently unaware of the environment, characterized by loss of voluntary movement, rigidity, and lack of sensitivity to external stimuli
  3. a dazed or stunned state
  4. a state of ecstasy or mystic absorption so intense as to cause a temporary loss of consciousness at the earthly level
  5. spiritualism a state in which a medium, having temporarily lost consciousness, can supposedly be controlled by an intelligence from without as a means of communication with the dead
  6. a type of electronic dance music with repetitive rhythms, aiming at a hypnotic effect
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verb
  1. (tr) to put into or as into a trance
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Derived Formstrancelike, adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Old French transe, from transir to faint, pass away, from Latin trānsīre to go over, from trans- + īre to go
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Word Origin and History for transes

trance

n.

late 14c., "state of extreme dread or suspense," also "a dazed, half-conscious or insensible condition," from Old French transe "fear of coming evil," originally "passage from life to death" (12c.), from transir "be numb with fear," originally "die, pass on," from Latin transire "cross over" (see transient). French trance in its modern sense has been reborrowed from English.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

transes in Medicine

trance

(trăns)
n.
  1. An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
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trans

(trăns, trănz)
adj.
  1. Having two genes, each carrying a mutation, located on opposite chromosomes of a homologous pair.
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