from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Transverse.
- n. Mathematics A line that intersects a system of other lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Running or lying across; transverse; as, a transversal line.
- n. A line which traverses or intersects any system of other lines transversely.
- n. A set containing one member from each of a collection of disjoint sets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Running or lying across; transverse.
- n. A straight line which traverses or intersects any system of other lines, as a line intersecting the three sides of a triangle or the sides produced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In optics, the line in which the plane of polarization of a beam of light intersects the wave-front.
- Transverse; running or lying across: as, a transversal line. See II.
- n. In geometry, a line drawn across several others so as to cut them all.
- n. In anatomy, a transversalis or transversus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
From Latin transversalis. (Wiktionary)