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.

tranquillizer (U.S.)
transanimate (TRANS an" uh mayt) (verb), transanimates; transanimated; transanimating
To transfer the soul of a person or an animal from one body to another one; transmigration of the soul: Jennifer hoped that her cat’s spirit, after having passed away, would transanimate to her new kitten, because she had loved her previous feline so much.
transaquatic (adjective)
1. A reference to crossing or extending across water.
2. A descriptive term for anything that is interlinking or reaching across water.
Divination by interpreting something seen or heard accidentally or unexpectedly.

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.

transatlantic (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Crossing or reaching across the Atlantic: Transatlantic flights take about 7 or 8 hours to reach their destinations overseas.
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!
1. Permitting passage of the mechanical vibrations perceived as sound.
2. Penetrable by sound waves.
A device that both transmits and receives radio waves.
transcend (verb), transcends; transcended; transcending
1. To go beyond the powers or limits of; to exceed: The functions of the new computer transcended, or exceeded, Ted's expectations.
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".
To exceed above or beyond the limits of.
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To surpass or to excel beyond the limits of.
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transcendence (s) (noun), transcendences (sometimes a plural)
1. The state of being beyond the range of normal perceptions: The absolute transcendence of God is totally matchless and supreme over worldly life and possessions.
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.