trans-: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin (); on this model, used with the meanings “across,” “beyond,” “through,” “changing thoroughly,” “transverse,” in combination with elements of any origin: transcend; transfix
  2. a prefix denoting a geometric isomer having a pair of identical atoms or groups on the opposite sides of two atoms linked by a double bond. Cf. cis- (def. 2).
  3. a prefix denoting something farther from the sun (than a given planet): trans-Martian; trans-Neptunian.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. transaction; transactions.
  2. transfer.
  3. transferred.
  4. transformer.
  5. transit.
  6. transitive.
  7. translated.
  8. translation.
  9. translator.
  10. transparent.
  11. transportation.
  12. transpose.
  13. transverse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.