transversal

[trans-vur-suh l, tranz-]

adjective

noun

Geometry. a line intersecting two or more lines.

Nearby words

  1. transvaaler,
  2. transvaalian,
  3. transvaginal,
  4. transvalue,
  5. transvector,
  6. transverse,
  7. transverse amputation,
  8. transverse arch,
  9. transverse axis,
  10. transverse cervical artery

Origin of transversal

1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Medieval Latin trānsversālis. See transverse, -al1

Related formstrans·ver·sal·ly, adverbin·ter·trans·ver·sal, adjectivesub·trans·ver·sal, adjectivesub·trans·ver·sal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for transversal

transversal

noun

geometry a line intersecting two or more other lines

adjective

a less common word for transverse
Derived Formstransversally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for transversal

transversal

adj.

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin transversalis (mid-13c.), from transvers-, stem of transvertere (see transverse).As a noun, from 1590s.

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