• WordNet 3.6
    • adj transverse 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transverse Anything that is transverse or athwart.
    • a Transverse Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to longitudinal.
    • Transverse (Geom) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
    • v. t Transverse To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
    • v. t Transverse To overturn; to change.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transverse In mathematics, a transverse axis.
    • transverse Lying or being across or in a cross direction; cross; thwart.
    • transverse Collateral.
    • transverse In anatomy and zoology, broader or wider than long; having its major diameter crosswise: noting various parts or organs which lie or are taken to run across other parts, or especially across the long axis of the whole body. See transversalis and transversus.
    • transverse In botany:
    • transverse Right and left or collateral with reference to the median plane.
    • transverse Being at right angles to the axial direction: for example, see transverse partition, below.
    • transverse In herpetology, specifically noting a bone of the skull which usually unites the palatine and the pterygoid bones with the maxilla. It is usually flattened, plate-like, and firmly sutured, making a solid framework of the maxillary and pterygopalatine bars; but in some ophidians, as the venomous snakes, it is a slender rod movable articulated in front with the maxilla, and connected behind with the pterygoid only; it then takes great part in the peculiar movement of the bones of the upper jaw by which the venomfangs are thrown into position for striking. See also cuts under Ophidia, Pythonidæ, Crotalus, and acrodont.
    • transverse In heraldry, crossing the escutcheon from one side to the opposite one.
    • transverse Of the brain, a fissure beneath the fornix and the hemispheres, above the optic thalami, through which membranes and vessels are continued from the pia mater into the ventricles of the brain.
    • n transverse In anatomy, a transversalis or transversus: as, the transverse of the abdomen, perineum, or sole of the foot.
    • transverse Crosswise; across; transversely.
    • transverse To overturn; turn topsyturvy.
    • transverse To change; transpose. Compare transprose.
    • transverse To transgress; run counter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Transverse trans-vėrs′ turned or lying across
    • adv Transverse crosswise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere, to turn on direct across; trans, across + vertere, to turn: cf. F. transverse,. See Verse, and cf. Traverse


In literature:

One hundred and fourteen average transverse velocity curves were prepared from 714 separate curves.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882" by Various
Open-cut excavation was started by planking over the street on stringers resting on transverse 12 by 12-in.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by James H. Brace and Francis Mason
In this position the upper edge of the transverse branch coincides with the diameter of the bore.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
It was on the deck level, in a tiny transverse passage just off the main lounging room.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
It also connects with the transverse abdominal muscle.
"Resonance in Singing and Speaking" by Thomas Fillebrown
A transverse section would be sub rectangular.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
Bill fabricated his rocker, a primitive, boxlike device with a blanket screen and transverse slats below.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Incisors broad; molars divided into transverse laminae; infra-orbital opening typical; claws large.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The new reservoir lies to the north of the old, and is separated from it by a transverse road.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Transverse girders are hung from the chains at distances of 18 ft.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Transverse section of larynx 83 33.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
Another form of wool-washing machine has a frame carrying a number of forks arranged transversely to the machine.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
The end of the growing branches is occupied by a transversely elongated pit or depression.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
The position of these fastening stitches on the transverse threads must alternate in each row, as indicated in fig.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
We crossed the transverse catwalk.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
The large cylindrical flues, therefore, form the furnaces as shown in the transverse sectional view.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
Transverse fibres are very feebly developed and are invisible to the naked eye.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
The radular teeth are of several different kinds in each transverse row.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
This transverse ledge was about fifteen feet long before it widened.
"Boy Scouts in Glacier Park" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Kinosternids have one or two flexible transverse hinges on the plastron.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler

In news:

The eventual recovery of patients with acute transverse myelitis is variable and can be difficult to predict on the basis of the presenting clinical and radiographic features.
The findings on the longitudinal image should have a similar depth when compared with the transverse image.
That keeps the more than 1,000 nine-spotted and transverse ladybugs at the lab eating and making more ladybugs .
The article comprises a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis.
Susan Laird, the toddler in this photo from 1967, is caring for her mom, Janet Laird, who is recovering from transverse myelitis.
In the mid-1600s Pignon Descoteaux and Philibert Rebille, made the three-piece baroque form of the horizontally held or "transverse" flute fashionable in the court of the French " Sun King " Louis XIV.
Tiffany & Co anillos de corte transversal .
Tiffany & Co anillos de corte transversal - €36.43: TITLE, SITE_TAGLINE.
The article includes an elongated body with an expansion element for permitting the elongated body to expand in a transverse directio.
Revision of D5624 - 02(2007) Standard Test Method for Determining the Transverse -Aggregate Spread Rate for Surface Treatment Applications.
More on ZF's Nine-Speed Automatic for Front-Wheel-Drive Transverse Applications.
The Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic will be coming to Transverse Field in Mount Oliver on June 23-24.
The transverse portion of the duodenum: A key to unlocking the retroperitoneum.
Transverse Plane Lunge with Low Dumbbell Reach.
Patented is a disposable pull-on wearing article with a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis.

In science:

In particular, one cannot realize the transverse field Ising model in easy-axis disordered magnetic systems by applying a transverse magnetic field.
Correlated random fields in dielectric and spin glasses
The modulus of the variable t is to very good precision equal to the square of the transverse momentum of the scattered system Y , which is calculated as the vector sum ~pt,miss = −(~pt,V + ~pt,e ) of the transverse momenta of the VM candidate and of the scattered electron1 .
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
A difference between the b slopes is expected to indicate a difference between the transverse size of the dominant dipoles for longitudinal and transverse amplitudes (see e.g. ).
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
The |t| dependence of the T11 to T00 amplitude ratio, which is not predicted in the IK model, Eq. 30, may be understood as an indication of different transverse dipole sizes in transverse and longitudinal photon scattering, as discussed in section 6.3.3 for the t dependence of the cross section ratio R.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
The amplitude ratio T11/T00 is observed to decrease with increasing |t|, which may be related to different transverse sizes of transverse and longitudinal dipoles.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
VM production by transverse photons with orthogonal linear polarisations, and (5) and (6) for the interference between VM production by transverse and longitudinal photons.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
Classic Thom transversality theorem says that j k is transversal to any section in J k (Σ, M ).
Moduli Spaces of $J$-holomorphic Curves with General Jet Constraints
This is justifiable when transverse directions are compact or in the case of Rindler approximation when nothing changes along the transverse direction.
Thermodynamical Aspects of Gravity: New insights
We will refer to Q as transverse, if these pairs of Lagrangians are each transverse.
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
One transverse current is pumped in the time T in the adiabatic pumping, while one transverse current is pumped in the time Tc in the non-adiabatic pumping.
Current Modulator based on Topological Insulator with Sliding Magnetic Superlattice
Transverse acceleration of hot nuclear matter in Cu+Cu collision will be less than that in Au+Au collision, so that two different transverse accelerations, 0.1 c2/fm and 0.08 c2/fm, are used in the calculation for RAA .
$R_{AA}$ of $J/\psi$ near mid-rapidity in heavy ion collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV
Many further studies using the ECAL data are in progress, for example tests of uniformity using a transverse scan of the detector in 2007, measurements of transverse and longitudinal shower profiles, and of position and angular resolution.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
Conditions (3.15) similarly show that what we called a generalized, contact manifold also has the foliation Z, its transversal distribution νZ and the transversal, generalized, complex structure given by the pro jections of (F , P , θ) but, we do not have a nice, corresponding, characterization of the whole structure.
From generalized Kaehler to generalized Sasakian structures
We start by concentrating on the transverse field component Ai which contributes to the transverse part Πij of the hadronic tensor Πµν .
R-Current DIS on a Shock Wave: Beyond the Eikonal Approximation
Eq. (2.1) is independent of transverse coordinates, putting transverse coordinate dependence back into Maxwell equations (2.14) would only generate some differential operators ∂x⊥ in its solution (3.12).
R-Current DIS on a Shock Wave: Beyond the Eikonal Approximation