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Transverse vs. Axial

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Transverseadjective

Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction; identified with movement across areas.

Axialadjective

Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis.

Transverseadjective

Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.

Axialadjective

Belonging to the axis of the body, or to the axis of any appendage or organ

‘the axial skeleton’; ‘the axial bones’;

Transversenoun

Anything that is transverse or athwart.

Axialadjective

(botany) In the same direction as the axis, parallel to the axis.

‘The secondary xylem usually consists of axial and radial elements.’;

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Transversenoun

(geometry) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.

Axialnoun

(ornithology) A flight feather that appears between the primaries and secondaries on some birds.

Transverseverb

(transitive) To overturn; to change.

Axialnoun

(dentistry) A plane parallel to the surface of a tooth.

Transverseverb

To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.

Axialadjective

Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis.

‘To take on an axial, and not an equatorial, direction.’;

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Transverseadjective

Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; - often opposed to longitudinal.

Axialadjective

Belonging to the axis of the body; as, the axial skeleton; or to the axis of any appendage or organ; as, the axial bones.

Transversenoun

Anything that is transverse or athwart.

Axialadjective

of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation

Transversenoun

The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.

Axialadjective

relating to or attached to the axis;

‘axial angle’;

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Transverseverb

To overturn; to change.

Axialadjective

situated on or along or in the direction of an axis

Transverseverb

To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.

Axialadjective

relating to or forming an axis

‘the main axial road’;

Transverseadjective

extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis;

‘cross members should be all steel’; ‘from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully’; ‘transversal vibrations’; ‘transverse colon’;

Axialadjective

around an axis

‘the axial rotation rate of the Earth’;

Transverseadjective

situated or extending across something

‘a transverse beam supports the dashboard’;

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