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trans- or (sometimes before s-) tran-
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) Compare cis- 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
[from Latin trāns across, through, beyond]
tran- or (sometimes before s-) tran-
[from Latin trāns across, through, beyond]

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