trans-

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See also: trans and trans.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trāns (across, on the far side, beyond).

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trans-

  1. Across, through, over, beyond, to or on the other side of, outside of.
  2. (chemistry) Describing a compound in which two atoms or groups are situated on opposite sides of some plane of symmetry passing through the compound.
    • Note: also used without the hyphen as a pseudo-adjective
  3. Transgender or transexual, or pertaining to those who are transgender or transsexual.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the first sense, "on the other side of", this prefix is usually attached directly to the word it modifies, or sometimes separated from it by a hyphen: transrhenane, trans-Neptunian.
  • In the gender-related sense, this prefix is attached directly to certain words, most notably transgender and transsexual (which are almost always spelled thus, not as e.g. *trans sexual). The prefix is separated from other words by a hyphen or a space (i.e. the related standalone adjective trans is used): hence one speaks of issues facing the trans community and trans rights (not *transrights), etc. In particular, it is now sometimes considered offensive to write transman or trans-man, the preferred spelling being trans man (trans man). Compare cis- and cis.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trāns (across, on the far side, beyond).

Prefix[edit]

trans-

  1. trans

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

trans-

  1. trans-

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trāns (across, on the far side, beyond).

Prefix[edit]

trans-

  1. trans-

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trāns (across, on the far side, beyond).

Prefix[edit]

trans-

  1. trans- (all senses)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trāns (across, on the far side, beyond).

Prefix[edit]

trans-

  1. trans-

Derived terms[edit]

Category Portuguese words prefixed with trans- not found

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trāns (across, on the far side, beyond).

Prefix[edit]

trans- (Cyrillic spelling транс-)

  1. trans-

Derived terms[edit]

Category Serbo-Croatian words prefixed with trans- not found

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trāns (across, on the far side, beyond).

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trans-

  1. trans-

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