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

Examples of transversal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These slots group films around transversal themes that emerged during the submission process. Liza Foreman, Variety, 29 Nov. 2021 The transversal arch is absent in modern-day gorillas and chimpanzees, which have flat and flexible feet. Meagan Cantwell, Science | AAAS, 26 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of transversal was circa 1847

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“Transversal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transversal. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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