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transcurrent

[trans-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-] /trænsˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr-/
adjective
1.
running or extending across or transversely.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin trānscurrent- (stem of trānscurrēns), present participle of trānscurrere to run across. See trans-, current
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Examples from the web for transcurrent
  • Movement along some of the west-trending faults was transcurrent in a left-lateral sense.
  • The western flank of the basin dips steeply to the east and has been affected by substantial transcurrent and thrust faulting.
  • These faults, in turn, were followed by counterclockwise rotation that displaced preexisting transcurrent faults.
British Dictionary definitions for transcurrent

transcurrent

/trænzˈkʌrənt/
adjective
1.
running across; transverse
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