trans Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “trans” in the English Dictionary

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(also transgender) informal
used to ​describe someone who ​feels that they are not the same gender (= ​sex) as the ​physicalbody they was ​born with, or who does not ​fiteasily into being either a ​male or a ​female: a trans woman/man a trans ​model people who are trans


uk   us   /træns-/ /trænz-/

trans prefix (ACROSS)

across: a ​transatlanticflight the trans-Alaskan ​pipeline

trans prefix (CHANGED)

changing or having ​changed from one thing to another: Kate has ​transformed (= ​completelychanged the ​appearance of) that ​house since she ​moved in. I accidently ​transposed two ​letters (= put each one in the other letter's ​place) when I ​typed my ​password.
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