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.
2. To hand over or to transfer something: At the bank, Jill gave the clerk $100 to be put into her savings account, so it was transacted at the counter in the bank.
3. To do business: In the little firm there were approximately one hundred sales that were transacted in the past week.
2. To move or shift money from one account to another: At the bank, Susan wanted a transaction made by having part of her funds transferred from her savings account to her checking account.
3. The process of conducting business or carrying out plans: After the email came from the supplier, the transaction was decided on.
2. A descriptive term for anything that is interlinking or reaching across water.
Trifling mistakes were accepted as omens by the ancient Romans, and even today many people are apt to attribute their good fortune to chance occurrence or coincidence.
2. Situated on or coming from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean: The transatlantic cable was installed at the bottom of the sea.
3. Spanning or crossing the Atlantic Ocean: A transatlantic bridge isn't possible because the ocean is so large!
2. To be higher or greater than; to surpass; to excel; to be superior or extraordinary: When Jim told his mother that he had received a grade of "A" in all of his university classes, he transcended what she had anticipated he would achieve.
3. Etymology: from Latin transcendere from trans-, "beyond" + scandere, "to climb".
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2. An existence or experience beyond the ordinary or physical condition: The state of transcendence is the quality of being beyond the normal range of material needs, like enjoying a fantastic concert and forgetting completely about everyday life.