|1.||crossing from side to side; athwart; crossways|
|2.||geometry denoting the axis that passes through the foci of a hyperbola|
|3.||(of a flute, etc) held almost at right angles to the player's mouth, so that the breath passes over a hole in the side to create a vibrating air column within the tube of the instrument|
|4.||astronomy another word for tangential|
|5.||a transverse piece or object|
|[C16: from Latin transversus, from transvertere to turn across, from |
transverse trans·verse (trāns-vûrs', trānz-, trāns'vûrs', trānz'-)
Lying across the long axis of the body or of a part.