traversable

Definitions

  • Routes Traversed by De Soto and De Leon
    Routes Traversed by De Soto and De Leon
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj traversable capable of being traversed "highway crews soon had the roads travelable"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Traversable Capable of being traversed, or passed over; as, a traversable region.
    • Traversable Deniable; specifically Law, liable to legal objection; as, a traversable presentment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • traversable Capable of being traversed or crossed.
    • traversable Capable of being traversed or denied: as, a traversable allegation.
    • traversable In law (of an allegation in pleading), such that traversing or denying entitles to trial as an issue of fact, as distinguished from an allegation which is not material, or which relates only to the measure of damages.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Traversable that may be traversed or denied
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Quotations

  • Horace
    Horace
    “You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.”
  • Anais Nin
    Anais%20Nin
    “Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trans, across, vertĕre, versum, to turn.

Usage

In literature:

It will not be safe to traverse until that's done.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
We traversed together the whole city.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
This was the country of the Comans that Carpini had traversed, but in a more northerly part.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
At this rate we shall traverse the continent in six days and eight hours.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
The road from Lyons to the frontier is one of the best in the world, and traverses a level, fertile, productive country.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley
Deerfoot would not have dared to attempt this passage but for the proofs that it had been traversed before by others.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
The weather became worse as we advanced, traversing the low, broad hills, through wastes of dark pine forests.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Two thousand miles still remained to be traversed before the borders of China would be reached.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
After several hours spent in traversing the woods and openings, Norman came back.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The distance now traversed was inconsiderable; but the ups and downs and circuits had quite wearied us.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
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In poetry:

And, changing anew my onbearer,
I traversed the downland
Whereon the bleak hill-graves of Chieftains
Bulge barren of tree;
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
I'd traverse all the paths of Paul,
Among the various nations;
Then I'd go where man had his fall,
And view the land of creation.
"The Trip I Would Like to Take" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Let others traverse sea and land,
And toil through various climes,
I turn the world round with my hand
Reading these poets' rhymes.
"Travels" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But blithely we rose as the dawn-heaven
Was melting to amber and blue,
And swift were the wings to our feet given,
As we traversed the meadows of dew.
"Loud without the wind was roaring" by Emily Jane Bronte
And so he followed the sweet sound,
Till faith had traversed her appointed span,
And murmured as he pressed the sacred ground:
"It is the note of Pan!"
"Favorites of Pan" by Archibald Lampman
See, in what traversed ways,
What backward Fate delays
The hopes we used to know; Where are our old desires?—
Ah, where those vanished fires?
Time goes, you say?—ah no!
"The Paradox Of Time" by Henry Austin Dobson

In news:

Congregation Beth El in Traverse City.
Police on Tuesday arrested a Traverse City man, 22, and a Buckley woman, 18.
Gifts & Retail, Traverse City, MI.
0Proponents of a wet house continue to try to gather support for their homless shelter plan in Traverse City.
The weekend's best dance bets: Traversable Wormhole, Gabriel & Dresden and more.
Traverse Colantha Walker, a world champion milk producer.
Alcohol banned at three downtown Traverse City parks.
Wind energy was first harnessed as a power source for ships traversing the mighty oceans.
TRAVERSE CITY — After working for seven years on her debut novel, Natalie Bakopoulos is still getting used to the payoff.
Traverse City officials approved a proposal to allow urban beekeeping within the city on Monday night.
Housing arrangements must accommodate adult health issues such as one's ability to traverse the rocky slope of the campus (sometimes carrying large instruments), and accompanying spouses.
The 18-year-old Traverse City man was arrested this week after a store owner confirmed the theft through a store video system.
We've planned five art-filled Northern Michigan vacation getaways in Traverse City, at Interlochen Center for the Arts and more.
TRAVERSE CITY — Police continue their search for a man who assaulted a woman as she pushed her young daughter in a stroller.
A Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Deputy has been suspended with pay after he was arrested for assault at a Traverse City bar .
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In science:

Matching a term consists of traversing the states until reaching a final one.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
It is interesting to define the distance traversed by a walker on the network in terms of the difference in node ranks ∆q , in which the graph has a nontrivial topology.
Access time of an adaptive random walk on the world-wide Web
The “distance” traversed by the walker on the graph is best measured in the node-rank differences, i.e., distance in the levels of hierarchy, in which the graph structure is nontrivial.
Adaptive Random Walks on the Class of Web Graph
As above, it follows that Pi is a directed path from h(e) to t(e), and πv strictly increases as we traverse the path.
Determining the Genus of a Map by Local Observation of a Simple Random Process
Moreover, strategies can be used to perform traversal, and to describe reusable traversal schemes.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
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