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Meaning of transverse

trans•verse

Pronunciation: (trans-vûrs', tranz- trans'vûrs, tranz'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. lying or extending across or in a cross direction; cross.
  2. (of a flute) having a mouth hole in the side of the tube, near its end, across which the player's breath is directed. Cf. end-blown.
  3. (of an automotive engine) mounted with the crankshaft oriented sideways.
—n.
  1. something that is transverse.
  2. See web frame.
  3. See transverse axis.
  4. a city road that cuts through a park or other area of light traffic; shortcut.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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