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English definition of “transverse”

transverse

adjective     /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.Describing angles, lines and orientations
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