Transversal definition

trăns-vûrsəl, trănz-
A line that intersects two or more other lines.
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A line that intersects a system of other lines.
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Transverse.
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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.

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Running or lying across; transverse; as, a transversal line.
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A line which traverses or intersects any system of other lines transversely.
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(mathematics) A set containing one member from each of a collection of disjoint sets.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
transversal
Plural:
transversals

Origin of transversal

  • From Latin transversalis.

    From Wiktionary