Definition of "transversal" [trans•ver•sal]

  • Transverse. (adjective)
  • Mathematics A line that intersects a system of other lines. (noun)

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Use "transversal" in a sentence
  • "There are some subtle issues going on here, in particular this is a case of what might be called a transversal problem."
  • "That's what a physicist would call transversal oscillations and longitudinal oscillations - and it's what a composer might call music."
  • "Franco is out in front, thanks to his unignorable turn in 127 Hours, his extreme handsomeness, and his willingness to do stuff like pose in full makeup for Terry Richardson, as he did for the cover of "transversal" style magazine Candy last year."