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trans-

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1.
across, beyond, crossing, on the other side: transoceanic, trans-Siberian, transatlantic
2.
changing thoroughly: transliterate
3.
transcending: transubstantiation
4.
transversely: transect
5.
(often in italics) indicating that a chemical compound has a molecular structure in which two groups or atoms are on opposite sides of a double bond: trans-butadiene Compare cis- (sense 2)
Word Origin
from Latin trāns across, through, beyond
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