Transverse vs Intuition - What's the difference?

transverse | intuition |

As nouns the difference between transverse and intuition

is that transverse is anything that is transverse or athwart while intuition is (pedantic).

As an adjective transverse

is situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.

As a verb transverse

is to overturn; to change.




(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


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

  • 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shall her censures, when justly passed, have their effect: how then can they be altered or transversed , suspended or superseded, by a temporal government, that must vanish and come to nothing?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)


    Alternative forms

    * (pedantic)


    (en noun)
  • Immediate cognition without the use of conscious rational processes.
  • *
  • The native speaker's grammatical competence is reflected in two types of
    intuition'' which speakers have about their native language(s) — (i) intuitions'''
    about sentence ''well-formedness'', and (ii) '''intuitions
    about sentence ''structure''.
    The word ''intuition'' is used here in a technical sense which has become stand-
    ardised in Linguistics: by saying that a native speaker has ''intuitions'' about the
    well-formedness and structure of sentences, all we are saying is that he has the
    ability to make ''judgments
    about whether a given sentence is well-formed or
    not, and about whether it has a particular structure or not. [...]
  • A perceptive insight gained by the use of this faculty.
  • Derived terms

    * intuitional * intuitionism * intuitionist * intuitionistic * intuitive * intuit


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