### Definition of Transversal

1. Adjective. Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis. "Transverse colon"

Exact synonyms: Cross, Thwartwise, Transverse
Similar to: Crosswise

### Definition of Transversal

1. a. Running or lying across; transverse; as, a transversal line.

2. n. A straight line which traverses or intersects any system of other lines, as a line intersecting the three sides of a triangle or the sides produced.

### Definition of Transversal

1. Adjective. Running or lying across; transverse; as, a transversal line. ¹

2. Noun. A line which traverses or intersects any system of other lines transversely. ¹

3. Noun. (mathematics) A set containing one member from each of a collection of disjoint sets. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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### Medical Definition of Transversal

1. A straight line which traverses or intersects any system of other lines, as a line intersecting the three sides of a triangle or the sides produced. Origin: Cf. F. Transversale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Transversal

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### Literary usage of Transversal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1904)
"Consequently, if a pencil be drawn from any point to six points in involution, any transversal cuts this pencil in six points in involution. ..."

2. Plane Geometry by William Betz, Harrison Emmett Webb, Percey Franklyn Smith (1912)
"If three or more parallels intercept equal parts on one transversal, ... Given the parallels AB, CD, and EF intercepting equal parts on the transversal MN. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1874)
"it in four points. In this manner we construct the five new lines a2, a3, a4, a6, afl. If we then take another transversal meeting the four ..."

4. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1868)
"Hence the radial velocity = -=- ; (28) (vt the transversal velocity = r -57 ... The expressions for the radial and transversal velocity-increments may also ..."

5. The War of Positions by Paul Jean Louis Azan (1917)
"transversal Trenches. Systems of trenches are far from being uniform. Sometimes there are a small number of successive trenches behind one another; ..."

6. A Course of Mathematics: In Two Volumes. Composed for the Use of the Royal by Charles Hutton, Olinthus Gregory (1843)
"Let any transversal KH be drawn conjugate to the angular point A of the triangle AMP ... Let the transversal cut the diameter AB in E, then the system of ..."

7. Vectorial Mechanics by Ludwik Silberstein (1913)
"Supposing again (as for the longitudinal strain) that D, in a transversal strain, ... o has been called a transversal strain. Surfaces of Discontinuity. ..."

8. An Introduction to the Ancient and Modern Geometry of Conics: Being a by Charles Taylor (1881)
"Four faced radiants cut any transversal in a constant cross ratio. Lemmas 3, 10, 11, 14, 16, 19. Props. 129, 136, 137, 140, 142, 145. Lemma 3 (p. ..."