Transverse

Definition of Transverse

Trans`verse´
a.1.Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; - often opposed to longitudinal.
Transverse axis
(Geom.) that axis which passes through the foci.
Transverse partition
(Bot.) a partition, as of a pericarp, at right angles with the valves, as in the siliques of mustard.
n.1.Anything that is transverse or athwart.
2.(Geom.) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
v. t.1.To overturn; to change.
[imp. & p. p. Transversed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Transversing.]
1.To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.

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