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English definition of “trans-”

trans-

prefix uk   /træns-/ /trænz-/ us  

trans- prefix (ACROSS)

across: a transatlantic flight the trans-Alaskan pipeline

trans- prefix (CHANGED)

having changed from one thing to another: Kate has transformed (= completely changed the appearance of) that house since she moved in. She is a transsexual (= she has changed from being a man to a woman).
(Definition of trans- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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