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 History of this Word

"trans" ("across, beyond, over") spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, "trans" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"trans-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "across", "over", or "beyond" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

trans- illustration This is the index page for freight and passenger rail transportation issues.
trans- illustration Modern ships still traverse the river.