trans

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See also: trans., trans-, and trans*

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin trāns (on the other side of). The gender-related sense is a clipping of transsexual or of transgender (from Latin trāns).

Adjective[edit]

trans (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry) In (or constituting, forming, or describing) a double bond in which the greater radical on both ends is on the opposite side of the bond.
    the trans effect is the labilization of ligands which are trans to certain other ligands
  2. (cytology) Of the side of the Golgi apparatus farther from the endoplasmic reticulum.
  3. (colloquial) Transgender, transsexual.
Usage notes[edit]

Compare trans- and its usage notes, particularly with regard to the gender-related sense.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

trans

  1. Abbreviation of transaction.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trans.

Preposition[edit]

trans

  1. across, on the other side of
  2. over

Antonyms[edit]

  • cis (on this side of)

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Interlingua[edit]

Preposition[edit]

trans

  1. across

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

trans m, f (invariable)

  1. transsexual

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *terh₂- (through, throughout, over). Cognate with Scots throch (through), West Frisian troch (through), Dutch door (through), German durch (through), Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌷 (þairh, through), Albanian tërthor (through, around), Welsh tra (through). See also thorough.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

trāns + accusative

  1. across, beyond

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

trans c

  1. trance