[trans-vur-suh l, tranz-]
- Geometry. a line intersecting two or more lines.
Origin of transversal
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Examples from the Web for transversal
Abrane tried the transversal enclosing this favoured number.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
The others have transversal sockets like our present hatchets.Primitive Man
The great majority are divided into two storeys by means of a transversal partition.
She next builds a second transversal partition and a second longitudinal partition perpendicular to it.
In the second or transversal wave, the vibration of the particle at P takes place in a plane at right angles to FP.A Study of Recent Earthquakes
- geometry a line intersecting two or more other lines
- a less common word for transverse
Word Origin and History for transversal
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin transversalis (mid-13c.), from transvers-, stem of transvertere (see transverse).As a noun, from 1590s.
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