trans

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

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin trāns (on the other side of).

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.
Usage notes[edit]

Compare trans- and its usage notes.

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Verb[edit]

trans (third-person singular simple present transes, present participle transing, simple past and past participle transed)

  1. (rare, social sciences) To cross from one side to another of (gender, sex or something in that vein).
    • 2012, Trystan Cotten, Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition (ISBN 113666744X):
      [...] as they interact with bodies transing gender (and other) borders and spaces.
    • 2012, Finn Enke, Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies (ISBN 143990748X), pages 4 and 20:
      Although they did so in sometimes very different ways and in different communities, transsexuals, drag queens, butch lesbians, cross-dressers, feminine men, and masculine women all in some senses crossed, or transed, gender[.] [] People who trans gender as well as people who do not may receive cis-privileges, and people who do not intentionally trans gender as well as people who do are denied cis-privileges if they fail to pass (or pass enough) in the sex/gender they are expected to be.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of transgender or of transsexual (ultimately from Latin trāns).

Adjective[edit]

trans (not comparable)

  1. Transgender (or sometimes transsexual).
    a trans woman
  2. Alternative form of trans*
Usage notes[edit]

Compare trans- and its usage notes; see also trans*.

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Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

trans

  1. Abbreviation of transaction.

Anagrams[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trans.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

trans

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

Antonyms[edit]

  • cis (on this side of)
  • maltrans (on this side of)

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

trans (invariable)

  1. (chemistry) trans

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

trans m, f (plural trans)

  1. transsexual

Adjective[edit]

trans (invariable)

  1. transsexual

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto trans, from Latin trans. Not to be confused with the paronym tra.

Preposition[edit]

trans

  1. on the other side of, beyond, across
    Il pasas trans la rivero per ponto.
    He goes across the river by bridge.

Derived terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • dop (behind, after)

Antonyms[edit]

  • cis (on this side of)

Paronyms[edit]

  • tra (through)

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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References[edit]

  • trans in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • trans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • trans in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • trans in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

trans (plural, comparable)

  1. Short for transexual.
  2. Short for transgênero.

Noun[edit]

trans m, f (plural trans)

  1. Short for transexual.
  2. Short for transgênero.

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

trans (plural trans)

  1. transgender, trans
    • 2015 July 30, ““Tengo miedo constantemente””, in El País[2]:
      Internacionalmente, presentan al país como perfecto cumplidor en cuanto a la protección de los derechos humanos de la población LGBTI. Hablan de la recientemente creada línea de atención y de la contratación de mujeres trans en organismos públicos.

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

trans c

  1. trance