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

Definition of traversal

: the act or an instance of traversing

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In between, Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky took the stage for a powerful and satisfying traversal of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a piece firmly within his wheelhouse. Zoë Madonna,, "Three conductors made for three days of thrills with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood," 12 Aug. 2019 And some of the levels include cockamamie traversal paths that require players to run back and forth through cleared, no-combat zones of levels. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Metal Wolf Chaos XD: A weirdly timed return to 2004’s robo-blasting innocence," 6 Aug. 2019 The new footage shows young Padawan name Cal Kestis (Gotham's Cameron Monaghan) in action with lightsaber and blaster combat, traversal through new, exotic worlds and interacting with his droid companion, BD-1. Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter, "EA Shows Off First 'Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order' Gameplay," 8 June 2019 Featuring mechanically solid shooting and traversal mechanics and interesting team composition opportunities, Apex Legends got a lot of things right that other BRs hadn’t (some of which have since been imitated in Fortnite). Nick Romano,, "10 best videogames of 2019 (so far)," 27 June 2019 Given the funny, clever writing of Ratchet & Clank and the crazy, innovative, open-world traversal of Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac seems like the ideal studio to make a Spider-Man game. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Spider-Man for PS4 preview: A love letter to comics and open-world tropes," 2 Aug. 2018 In a new narrated live gameplay video, lead producer Ben Irving explains the title's gameplay and world, including ways of traversal, combat and exploration. Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Anthem' Producer Promises Game Will Offer a "Totally Different Experience" Every Time It's Played," 5 July 2018 DOMDocument can be used for more than document traversal. Kevin Guebert, Outside Online, "HTML Parsing with the DOMDocument," 20 June 2018 Barenboim, a man of both dazzling musicality and considerable intellect, leads Carnegie Hall’s first-ever traversal of the complete Bruckner symphonies in one season. The New Yorker, "Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin: The Bruckner Symphonies," 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of traversal

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traversal was in 1897

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