Meaning of “transverse” in the English Dictionary

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"transverse" in British English

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transverseadjective

uk /trænzˈvɜːs/ us /trænsˈvɝːs/ 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.

(Definition of “transverse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)