Definition of transverse adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtrænzvɜːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænzvɜːrs//
; BrE BrE//ˈtrænsvɜːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænsvɜːrs//
[usually before noun] (specialist)
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placed across something synonym diagonal A transverse bar joins the two posts. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin transversus ‘turned across’, past participle of transvertere, from trans- ‘across’ + vertere ‘to turn’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transverse

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