[trans-vur-suh l, tranz-]
- Geometry. a line intersecting two or more lines.
Origin of transversal
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The body of the portal is divided into two panels; a vast tympanum surmounts them transversally.Rodin: The Man and his Art
- geometry a line intersecting two or more other lines
- a less common word for transverse
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mid-15c., from Medieval Latin transversalis (mid-13c.), from transvers-, stem of transvertere (see transverse).As a noun, from 1590s.
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