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trans

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adjective \ ˈtran(t)s , ˈtranz \

Definition of trans

1 a :transgender
  • The Affordable Care Act included trans health care in many places and that was a remarkable step in the right direction for trans people, but in some ways it still remained difficult to receive personalized and comprehensive transgender healthcare.
  • —Alexa Corazón
2 chemistry :characterized by having certain groups of atoms on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis of a double bond or of the plane of a ring in a molecule

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First Known Use of trans

1892

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trans

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Definition of trans


trans-

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Definition of trans-

1 :on or to the other side of :across :beyond
  • transatlantic
2 a :beyond (a specified chemical element) in the periodic table
  • transuranium
b :trans
  • trans-dichloro-ethylene
— compare cis- 2
3 :through
  • transcutaneous
4 :so or such as to change or transfer
  • transliterate
  • translocation
  • transamination
  • transship

Origin and Etymology of trans-

Latin trans-, tra- across, beyond, through, so as to change, from trans across, beyond — more at 1through


TRANS Defined for English Language Learners

trans-

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Definition of trans- for English Language Learners

  • : on or to the other side of : across or beyond

  • : so as to change in form or position


TRANS Defined for Kids

trans.

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Definition of trans. for Students

transitive

trans-

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Definition of trans- for Students

1 :on or to the other side of :across :beyond
  • transatlantic
2 :so as to change or transfer
  • transplant

Medical Dictionary

trans

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adjective \ ˈtran(t)s , ˈtranz \

medical Definition of trans

1 :characterized by or having certain groups of atoms on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis of a double bond or of the plane of a ring in a molecule — see all-trans
2 :relating to or being an arrangement of two very closely linked genes in the heterozygous condition in which one mutant allele and one wild-type allele are on each of the two homologous chromosomes — compare cis 2

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