tra·​vers·​al | \ trə-ˈvər-səl How to pronounce traversal (audio) also tra-ˈvər- or ˈtra-ˌvər- \

Definition of traversal

: the act or an instance of traversing

Examples of traversal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flaws, tracked as CVE-2022-29799 and CVE-2022-29800, combine threats including directory traversal, symlink race, and time-of-check time-of-use (TOCTOU) race condition. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 26 Apr. 2022 The game seems to have the right idea about how to do Sonic traversal in a big 3D space. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 14 June 2022 That wrong warp can save a lot of tedious traversal and avoid many threats at the same time. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 11 Apr. 2022 Brig will also travel much further with Shield Bash — 10 meters — so that opens up some intriguing traversal options for her. Kris Holt, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 The low rung garners four points, the medium six, the high bar 10, and the uppermost, known as the traversal, a solid 15. Lane Sainty, The Arizona Republic, 20 Apr. 2022 But getting to the traversal, the highest bar, is proving more difficult. Lane Sainty, The Arizona Republic, 20 Apr. 2022 As such, the PS5's ray-tracing cores may not be designed to efficiently handle the traversal as described in this patent. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 28 Feb. 2022 But the Joro won‘t just resort to its traditional means of traversal to colonize new terrain. Ben Turner, Scientific American, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of traversal

1841, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jul 2022

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“Traversal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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