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.
- 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.
- It was divided into five provinces: Semiryechia, Syr Dania, Ferghana, Samarkand and Trans-Caspia.
- Minerals remained for the most part unworked, though the profitable coal fields and oil wells in Ferghana were used when disturbances in Trans-Caspia cut Turkestan off from the Baku oil, on which it relies entirely for its industrial life.
- Bath-Agos, the native chieftain who ruled the Okul-Kusai and the cis-Mareb provinces on behalf of Italy, intrigued with Mangash, ras of the trans-Mareb province of Tigr, and with Menelek, to raise a revolt against Italian rule on the high plateau.
- Trans.; it includes a good deal of the history of general.