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trans

adjective
1.
transgender or transsexual: Their son is trans.
Laura is a trans woman.
noun
2.
a person who is transgender or transsexual.
Origin
by shortening
Usage note
Many transgender people prefer writing trans compounds as two words, as in trans man, trans woman, and trans person. When so written as an open compound with a space, trans functions as an adjective modifying a noun such as man. Spelling these words as closed or hyphenated compounds, as in transmale and trans-people, loses the distinction between trans as a descriptive adjective and man, woman, or person as a human being. Similarly, cis male and cis female are the preferred spelling of these terms.

trans-

1.
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin (transcend; transfix); on this model, used with the meanings “across,” “beyond,” “through,” “changing thoroughly,” “transverse,” in combination with elements of any origin:
transisthmian; trans-Siberian; transempirical; transvalue.
2.
Chemistry. a prefix denoting a geometric isomer having a pair of identical atoms or groups on the opposite sides of two atoms linked by a double bond.
Compare cis- (def 2).
3.
Astronomy. a prefix denoting something farther from the sun (than a given planet):
trans-Martian; trans-Neptunian.
4.
a prefix meaning “on the other side of,” referring to the misalignment of one’s gender identity with one's biological sex assigned at birth:
transgender; transsexual.
Origin
< Latin, combining form of trāns (adv. and preposition) across, beyond, through

trans.

1.
transaction; transactions.
2.
3.
transferred.
5.
7.
translated.
12.
13.
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Examples from the web for trans
  • The way of a pilgrim and a pilgrim continues on his way, olga savin, trans.
  • Cis isomers and trans isomers often have different physical properties.
  • The cis isomer is called maleic acid and the trans is named fumaric acid.
  • trans isomers also tend to have lower densities than their cis counterparts.
  • In this case, the cis isomer is more stable than the trans isomer.
British Dictionary definitions for trans

trans-

prefix
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

trans.

abbreviation
1.
transaction
2.
transferred
3.
transitive
4.
translated
5.
translator
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Word Origin and History for trans

trans-

prefix meaning "across, beyond, to go beyond," from Latin trans-, from prep. trans "across, over, beyond," probably originally present participle of a verb *trare-, meaning "to cross" (see through).

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trans in Medicine

trans (trāns, trānz)
adj.
Having two genes, each carrying a mutation, located on opposite chromosomes of a homologous pair. Often italic.

trans- pref.

  1. Across; on the other side; beyond: transilient.

  2. Through: transpiration.

  3. Change; transfer: transketolation.

  4. Having a pair of identical atoms on opposite sides of two atoms linked by a double bond. Used of a geometric isomer. Usually in italic: trans-butene.

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Slang definitions & phrases for trans

trannie

noun
  1. A transvestite or transgendered person; cross-dresser, tv: A slicked-back platinumed, pirouetting trannie takes over the dance floor (1983+)
  2. An automobile transmission

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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trans in Technology


TRAffic Network Simulation Language. "A Model for Traffic Simulation and a Simulation Language for the General Transportation Problem", Proc FJCC 37 (1970).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for trans

trans.

  1. transaction
  2. transitive
  3. translated
  4. translation
  5. translator
  6. translator
  7. transportation
  8. transpose
  9. transposition
  10. transverse
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