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transverse

adjective uk   /trænzˈvɜːs/ us    /trænsˈvɜːrs/ specialized
in a position or direction that is at an angle of 90° to something else: The main roof beams are given extra support by the smaller transverse beams.
Translations of “transverse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 橫的,橫向的, 橫切的, 橫斷的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 横的,横向的, 横切的, 横断的…
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