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

  Transverse \Trans"verse\, n.
     1. Anything that is transverse or athwart.
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     2. (Geom.) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transverse \Trans*verse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transversed; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Transversing.]
     To overturn; to change. [R.] --C. Leslie.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transverse \Trans*verse"\, v. t. [Pref. trans- + verse, n.
     Cf.{Transpose.]
     To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
     [Obs.] --Duke of Buckingham.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transverse \Trans*verse"\, a. [L. transversus, p. p. of
     transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere
     to turn: cf. F. transverse. See Verse, and cf. Traverse.]
     Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart;
     -- often opposed to longitudinal.
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     Transverse axis (of an ellipse or hyperbola) (Geom.), that
        axis which passes through the foci.
  
     Transverse partition (Bot.), a partition, as of a pericarp,
        at right angles with the valves, as in the siliques of
        mustard.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  transverse
      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "transverse":
     across, across the grain, athwart, athwartships, bar, bend,
     bendwise, bias, biased, biaswise, catercorner, catercornered,
     contrariwise, contrawise, crisscross, cross, cross bitt,
     cross-grained, crossarm, crossbar, crosscut, crossed, crossing,
     crosspiece, crossway, crossways, crosswise, cruciate, cut across,
     decussate, diagonal, doubletree, intercross, intersect,
     kittycorner, lie across, oblique, oblique angle, oblique figure,
     oblique line, obliquely, overthwart, rhomboid, scratch comma,
     separatrix, sideways, sidewise, singletree, slant, slash, solidus,
     swingletree, thwart, thwartly, thwartways, transept, transom,
     transversal, transversely, traverse, virgule, whippletree
  
  

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