An example of trans used as a prefix is in the word "transatlantic," which means across the Atlantic Ocean.
- on the other side of, to the other side of, over, across, through: transatlantic, transpierce
- so as to change thoroughly: transliterate
- above and beyond; transcending: transonic
- designating an isomer having certain atoms or groups on opposite sides of a given plane in the molecule (in chemical names, usually printed in italic type and hyphenated and disregarded in alphabetization): trans-butene
- designating the elements beyond (a given element) in the periodic table: transuranium
Origin of trans-Classical Latin trans- (contracted to tra- before d-, m-, n-, l-, v-, j-) from trans, across, over, origin, originally , probably present participle of an unverified form trare, to pass, seen in intrare, extrare from Indo-European base an unverified form ter-, to go, over, beyond from source through
Origin of transShort for transgender transsexual
- a. translatedb. translation
- a. transposeb. transposition
- Across; on the other side; beyond: transpolar.
- Through: transcontinental.
- Change; transfer: transliterate.
- Having a pair of identical atoms on opposite sides of two atoms linked by a double bond. Used of a geometric isomer: trans-butene.
Origin of trans-From Latin trāns- from trāns across, beyond, through ; see terə-2 in Indo-European roots.
Compare trans- and its usage notes, particularly with regard to the gender-related sense.
- Abbreviation of transaction.
(comparative more trans*, superlative most trans*)
- Alternative form of trans.
- Ptolemy's account presents us with the last stage, in which the name Idumaea is entirely restricted to the cis-Jordanic district, and the old trans-Jordanic region is absorbed in Arabia.
- It rises in the northern slopes of the Koh-i-Baba to the west of Kabul, and finally loses itself in the Tejend oasis north of the Trans-Caspian railway and west of Merv.
- Trans.; it includes a good deal of the history of general.
- Rhys Roberts's edition of the Three Literary Letters (1901); the same author published an edition of the De compositione verborum (1910, with trans.); see also M.
- Trans., by A.