lying or extending across or in a cross direction; cross.
(of a flute) having a mouth hole in the side of the tube, near its end, across which the player's breath is directed.: Compare end-blown.
(of an automotive engine) mounted with the crankshaft oriented sideways.
- trans·verse·ly, adverb
- sub·trans·verse, adjective
- sub·trans·verse·ly, adverb
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How to use transverse in a sentence
If you can’t fully rotate your foot toward and away from the center of the body, along what’s known as the transverse plane, you may have balance problems while skiing.First Time Getting Ski Boots Fitted? Keep These Tips in Mind. | jeremyr | February 8, 2022 | Outside Online
She taught these blobs to transverse salty patches of land by gradually filling them with sodium.
It has been reported that the volunteer, a woman, had developed serious neurological symptoms that might have been associated with transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord that can be caused by an immune response.With AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trials on hold in the U.S., a gulf widens between America and other countries | Jeremy Kahn | October 2, 2020 | Fortune
AstraZeneca CEO announced later in the week that the patient in the trial likely had transverse myelitis, a condition that involves inflammation of the spinal cord and can, in rare cases, be triggered by vaccines or viral infections.AstraZeneca resumed its COVID-19 vaccine trials after uncovering a mysterious reaction | Claire Maldarelli | September 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
Soriot said it wasn’t clear whether the participant had a condition called transverse myelitis, a suspected diagnosis.AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is back on track after getting the green light to resume trials in the U.K. | Bernhard Warner | September 13, 2020 | Fortune
The second pair show that the transverse processes, from the first to the third, are those into which the muscle is inserted.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The figures, besides being outlined by the dots, were decorated all over with the same pigment in dotted transverse belts.
Sir Thomas de la Moore mentions long transverse trenches, similarly covered so as to bear men aware of them, but not horses.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
On this black border is a transverse row of four or five white spots, unequal in size.
Testa ovato-oblonga valde tumida clausa radiatim costata, costis transverse costato-striatis, auriculis minutis, margine crenato.
British Dictionary definitions for transverse
crossing from side to side; athwart; crossways
geometry denoting the axis that passes through the foci of a hyperbola
(of a flute, etc) held almost at right angles to the player's mouth, so that the breath passes over a hole in the side to create a vibrating air column within the tube of the instrument
astronomy another word for tangential (def. 2)
a transverse piece or object
- transversely, adverb
- transverseness, noun
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