AskDefine | Define transverse

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transverse adj : extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon" [syn: cross(a), transversal, thwartwise]

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  1. situated or lying across; [crosswide side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction
Antonym: longitudinal

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