transversal

[ trans-vur-suhl, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈvɜr səl, trænz- /

adjective

noun

Geometry. a line intersecting two or more lines.

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Origin of transversal

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

OTHER WORDS FROM transversal

trans·ver·sal·ly, adverbin·ter·trans·ver·sal, adjectivesub·trans·ver·sal, adjectivesub·trans·ver·sal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for transversal

  • The body of the portal is divided into two panels; a vast tympanum surmounts them transversally.

British Dictionary definitions for transversal

transversal
/ (trænzˈvɜːsəl) /

noun

geometry a line intersecting two or more other lines

adjective

a less common word for transverse

Derived forms of transversal

transversally, adverb
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