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.
The surface of leaves of plants are transpirable and the dew it produces evaporates into the air.
2. To lift and to reset growing seedlings into a different area of soil: The farmer transplanted the young rice plants.
2. Supereminent splendor.
Injectable ID chip or biochip transponders
Biochip transponders are electronic devices that are inserted under the skin of an animal to provide it with a unique identification number.
Injectable ID transponders are less painful, faster to implement, and more cost-effective than ear-tags, brands, or tattoos, have been used to identify livestock animals; such as, pigs, sheep, cows, and horses for several years.
Once inserted under an animal's skin the transponder remains inactive until read by a compatible scanner.
The scanner works by sending a low frequency radio signal to "wake up" the transponder and provide it with the power it needs to send its unique identification code back to the scanner where it is read, compared to other codes in the database so it can positively identify each animal.
Here is a List of Radio Frequency Identification articles for further explanations: RFID
2. To put someone in a state of intense or uncontrollable emotion: Joe's girl friend was transported with great joy when he told her that he loved her and wanted to marry her.
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2. The conveyance, or means of getting, things or people from one place to another: James doesn't own a car and so he relies on public transportation to get around.