Transverse vs Azimuthal - What's the difference?

transverse | azimuthal |


As adjectives the difference between transverse and azimuthal

is that transverse is situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction while azimuthal is of or pertaining to the azimuth; in a horizontal circle.

As nouns the difference between transverse and azimuthal

is that transverse is anything that is transverse or athwart while azimuthal is (cartography) an azimuthal projection.

As a verb transverse

is to overturn; to change.

transverse

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.
  • (geometry, of an intersection) Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.
  • Antonyms

    * (lying across) longitudinal

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything that is transverse or athwart.
  • (geometry) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
  • Verb

    (transvers)
  • To overturn; to change.
  • * Rev. Charles Leslie
  • And so long shall her censures, when justly passed, have their effect: how then can they be altered or transversed , suspended or superseded, by a temporal government, that must vanish and come to nothing?
  • (obsolete) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
  • (Duke of Buckingham)
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    azimuthal

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or pertaining to the azimuth; in a horizontal circle.
  • (cartography) Describing a map projection which preserves direction for all points relative to a selected point (or in some cases two points).
  • Derived terms

    * azimuthal anisotropy * azimuthal chart * azimuthal projection * azimuthal quantum number

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (cartography) An azimuthal projection.