transversal [trans-vur-suh l, tranz-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. transverse.


  1. Geometry. a line intersecting two or more lines.

Origin of transversal 1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) Medieval Latin trānsversālis. See transverse, -al1 Related formstrans·ver·sal·ly, adverbin·ter·trans·ver·sal, adjectivesub·trans·ver·sal, adjectivesub·trans·ver·sal·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for transversally Historical Examples of transversally

  • The body of the portal is divided into two panels; a vast tympanum surmounts them transversally.

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    Judith Cladel

  • British Dictionary definitions for transversally transversal noun

    1. geometry a line intersecting two or more other lines


    1. a less common word for transverse

    Derived Formstransversally, adverb Word Origin and History for transversally transversal adj.

    mid-15c., from Medieval Latin transversalis (mid-13c.), from transvers-, stem of transvertere (see transverse).As a noun, from 1590s.

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