trans-, tran-, tra-

(Latin: across, through, over, beyond; on the far side of)

Don't confuse the tra- in this element with another tra- in "drag" or "draw". Trans- becomes tra- before the consonants -d, -j, -l, -m, -n, and -v.

Passing through or performed by way of the lumbar region; specifically, involving the injection of a radiopaque medium through the lumbar region.
1. Extending beyond the moon or the moon's orbit around the earth.
2. Situated at or coming from beyond the moon or its orbit around the earth.
4. Celestial, rather than earthly.
5. Unworldly or ethereal.
Beyond the moon; spiritual.
transmarine (adjective), more transmarine, most transmarine
1. Regarding something that is across or beyond the sea: Lynn was able to correspond with her daughter using transmarine techniques.
2. Concerning something crossing the ocean: The extreme weather conditions seemed to be transmarine, coming from the west, and would arrive in Europe the following day.
transmigrate (verb), transmigrates; transmigrated; transmigrating
1. To pass from one governmental establishment, or jurisdiction, to another for the purpose of residing in it.
2. According to some religions, to pass into another body at or after death; to be born anew in another body after death.
transmigration (s) (noun), transmigrations (pl)
1. The passing of people from one living zone to another for the purpose of having a better life.
2. The moving of the soul into another body after death, according to the opinion of Pythagoras.
3. A form of metempsychosis or rebirth which teaches that at death the soul leaves the body to be reborn in another body as a baby. It is closely associated and often confused with reincarnation.
4. In medicine, movement from one site to another which may entail the crossing of some usually limiting barrier, as in the passage of blood cells through the walls of the vessels.
5. In medicine, a wandering, especially a change of place from one side of the body to the other.
transmigrationism (s) (noun), transmigrationisms (pl)
The belief that the soul passes into another body at death.
transmission (trans MISH uhn, tranz MISH uhn) (s) (noun), transmissions (pl)
1. The movement or transfer of electric energy over an interconnected group of lines and associated equipment: The workers for the local hydroelectric company worked hard after the storm to ensure an uninterrupted transmission of power to the community.
2. The transferring of of a disease or condition; such as, a virus, from one person to another: The doctors were striving to vaccinate the local population in order to control the risk of the transmission of the influenza among the people.
3. The system of gears by which power is conveyed from the engine of an automobile, or other motor vehicle, to the driving axle or axles: Because he failed to follow the maintenance schedule suggested by the manufacturer, the transmission in Frank's car was not working properly and so he was obliged to go to a garage for repairs.
4. The act or process of sending something; especially, radio signals, radio or television broadcasts, or data: The transmission of the king's speech was arranged by the company that owned the necessary equipment and the presentation was heard throughout the country.
5. The act of transferring a message electronically: Johanna was happy she could use the transmission of sending an e-mail from her computer to her sister in Canada, instead of waiting for a letter to get to her days later.
transmission electron microscopy (s) (noun), transmission electron microscopies (pl)
1. The study of materials by means of the electron microscope.
2. Referring to a microscope in which an electron beam replaces light to form an image.
3. A technique using an electron microscope in which a beam of electrons is focused by an electromagnetic lens and directed onto an extremely thin specimen.

The emerging electrons are focused and directed by a second lens onto a fluorescent screen.

The magnified image which is produced is 1000 times greater than that produced by an optic microscope and well resolved, but it is two-dimensional because of the thinness of the specimen.

transmission line
A heavy wire carrying large amounts of electricity over long distances from a generating station to a place where the electricity is used.
transmission reliability margin (TRM) (s) (noun), transmission reliability margins (pl)
The amount of power necessary for a transmission to make certain that its network will be secure under a reasonable range of uncertainties in system conditions: Jim learned about the transmission reliability margin in his computer class and realized how important it was.
transmission system
An interconnected group of electric transmission lines and associated equipment for transferring electric energy in bulk between a point of supply and a point at which it is delivered to consumers or to another electrical system.
1. An instrument for measuring the transmission of light through a fluid.
2. An electronic instrument system that provides a continuous record of the atmospheric transmission between two fixed points.
1. To send something, pass something on, or to cause something to spread, from one person, thing, or place to another: "The disease is transmitted by blood transfusion."
2. To communicate a message, information, or news: "Data was quickly transmitted."
3. To make heat, sound, light, or other radiation pass or spread through space or a medium.
4. Movement from one part of a mechanism to another.