transversal

noun
trans·​ver·​sal | \ tran(t)s-ˈvər-səl How to pronounce transversal (audio) , tranz-\

Definition of transversal

: a line that intersects a system of lines

First Known Use of transversal

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transversal

transversal, adjective, transverse, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin transversalis, from Latin transversus

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