trans

adjective
\ ˈtran(t)s How to pronounce trans (audio) , ˈtranz How to pronounce trans (audio) \

Definition of trans

 (Entry 1 of 3)
1a : 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
3 genetics : 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 sense 3

trans

abbreviation
Definition of trans (Entry 2 of 3)

trans-

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

Examples of trans in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In the half-hour series, Cox plays a trans woman who returns to her Alabama hometown after 17 years and reunites with her estranged father, Henry (played by Wallace). Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Laverne Cox, George Wallace to star in comedy series set in Alabama," 23 Feb. 2021 Leto portrayed a fictional character named Rayon – a trans woman living with HIV– in the biographical film, alongside Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Jared Leto reveals his Oscar 'magically kind of disappeared' three years ago," 28 Jan. 2021 Another standout story from season two is that of Dwen Curry, a trans woman whose wire fraud scams landed her behind bars in a man’s prison which brings about an additional set of problems. Essence, "Lil Kim Shares The One Thing She Wants Viewers To Take Away From BET+ Show 'Trap Queens:' 'Everybody Has A Past'," 14 Jan. 2021 The Toro Bravo restaurant group was dissolved in July after Gorham, incensed over vandals spray painted the group’s catering vans, directed a violent Facebook outburst toward a trans woman of color. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Portland Israeli restaurants vandalized with ‘Free Palestine’ graffiti," 11 Jan. 2021 Reese is a trans woman living in New York City, coping with loneliness after a breakup by indulging in her self-destructive tendency to sleep with married men. Annabel Gutterman, Time, "Here Are the 10 New Books You Should Read in January," 22 Dec. 2020 In August, the Board of Supervisors rejected Breed’s nomination of transit advocate Jane Natoli, who would have been the first trans woman on the board, and approved Sharon Lai, a former city planner. Mallory Moench, SFChronicle.com, "Breed’s S.F. SFMTA board picks — Manny’s owner and disability advocate — advance," 14 Dec. 2020 As a result, Cxsper has signed more and more trans artists to their label, giving voice to a community that has been historically marginalized. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Billboard Change Agents: Leaders Stepping Up In A Year of Turmoil," 28 Jan. 2021 But what about the trans boys who already compete, and win, in boys’ sports? Los Angeles Times, "Today’s Headlines: GOP senators close ranks around Trump," 27 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of trans

Adjective

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for trans

Prefix

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

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“Trans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trans. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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trans-

prefix

English Language Learners Definition of trans-

: on or to the other side of : across or beyond
: so as to change in form or position

trans.

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Kids Definition of trans.

transitive

trans-

prefix

Kids Definition of trans-

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

trans

adjective
\ ˈtran(t)s How to pronounce trans (audio) , ˈtranz How to pronounce trans (audio) \

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 sense 2

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