Transverse vs Transcend - What's the difference?

transverse | transcend |


In lang=en terms the difference between transverse and transcend

is that transverse is to overturn; to change while transcend is to surpass, as in intensity or power; to excel.

In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between transverse and transcend

is that transverse is (obsolete) to change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose while transcend is (obsolete) to climb; to mount.

As verbs the difference between transverse and transcend

is that transverse is to overturn; to change while transcend is to pass beyond the limits of something.

As an adjective transverse

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

As a noun transverse

is anything that is transverse or athwart.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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shall her censures, when justly passed, have their effect: how then can they be altered or transversed , suspended or superseded, by a temporal government, that must vanish and come to nothing?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

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to pass beyond the limits of something.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • such popes as shall transcend their limits
  • to surpass, as in intensity or power; to excel.
  • * Dryden
  • How much her worth transcended all her kind.
  • (obsolete) To climb; to mount.
  • lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds
    (Howell)

    Derived terms

    * transcendence * transcendency * transcendent * transcendental * transcendentalism * transcendentalist * transcendentally * transcending