how to pronounce transverse


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transverse is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of transverse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of transverse


  1. Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction; identified with movement across areas.
  2. Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.


  1. Anything that is transverse or athwart.
  2. The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.


  1. To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
  2. To overturn; to change.

transverse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word transverse occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics transverse can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that transverse can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to transverse


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