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 for transversal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transversal \Trans*ver"sal\, a. [Cf. F. transversal. See
     Transverse.]
     Running or lying across; transverse; as, a transversal line.
     -- Trans*ver"sal*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transversal \Trans*ver"sal\, n. [Cf. F. transversale.] (Geom.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  transversal
      adj 1: extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at
             right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be
             all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway
             ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations";
             "transverse colon" [syn: cross(a), transverse,
             transversal, thwartwise]

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