noun

The definition of a transversal is a line that intersects a system of lines.

A line that cuts across a series of two parallel lines is an example of a transversal.

## transversal

transverse

Origin of transversal

Middle English from Medieval Latin*transversalis*

a line that intersects two or more other lines

## transversal

adjective

Transverse.

noun

*Mathematics*

A line that intersects a system of other lines.

**transversal**

Line PQ is a transversal.

## transversal

Adjective

(*comparative* more transversal, *superlative* most transversal)

- Running or lying across; transverse; as, a transversal line.

Noun

(*plural* transversals)

- A line which traverses or intersects any system of other lines transversely.
- (mathematics) A set containing one member from each of a collection of disjoint sets.

Origin

From Latin *transversalis*.