Words That Start With the Prefix Trans: Explore Their Meanings and Uses

Discover an extensive list of words that start with the prefix “trans,” highlighting their meanings and how they are commonly used.

  1. Transact- to carry out or conduct business.
  2. Transatlantic- crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
  3. Transcend- to go beyond or rise above a limit.
  4. Transcontinental- spanning or crossing a continent.
  5. Transcribe- to put thoughts, speech, or data into written form.
  6. Transcript- a written or printed version of material originally presented in another medium.
  7. Transducer- a device that converts one form of energy into another.
  8. Transect- to cut or divide by cutting across.
  9. Transfer- to move from one place to another.
  10. Transfigure- to change in outward form or appearance; transform.
  11. Transfix- to make or hold motionless with amazement, awe, terror, etc.
  12. Transform- to make a thorough or dramatic change in form, appearance, or character.
  13. Transgender- identifying with a gender that does not match the biological sex one was assigned at birth.
  14. Transgress- to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.
  15. Transient- lasting only for a short time; temporary.
  16. Transistor- a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power.
  17. Transit- the act or process of passing through or across; movement.
  18. Transition- the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
  19. Transitive- (grammar) expressing an action carried from the subject to an object.
  20. Transitory- not permanent; temporary.
  21. Translate- to express the sense of words or text in another language.
  22. Transliterate- to write or print (a letter or word) using the closest corresponding letters of a different alphabet or language.
  23. Translucent- allowing light, but not detailed images, to pass through; semi-transparent.
  24. Transmission- the action or process of transmitting something or the state of being transmitted.
  25. Transmit- to send or forward, as to a recipient or destination.
  26. Transnational- extending or operating across national boundaries.
  27. Transonic- relating to speeds close to the speed of sound in air.
  28. Transparency- the quality of being easily seen through.
  29. Transparent- (of materials) allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen.
  30. Transpire- to occur; happen; take place.
  31. Transplant- to move or transfer (something) to another place or situation, typically with some effort or upheaval.
  32. Transport- to carry, move, or convey from one place to another.
  33. Transportation- the action of transporting someone or something or the process of being transported.
  34. Transpose- to change the relative position, order, or sequence of; cause to change places; interchange.
  35. Transsexual- a person who has undergone surgery and hormone treatment to change their sex to match their gender identity.
  36. Transverse- situated or extending across something.
  37. Transubstantiate- (in Christian belief) to change (the substance of the Eucharist elements) into the body and blood of Christ.
  38. Transversal- crossing from side to side.
  39. Transvestite- a person who dresses in the clothes of the opposite sex.
  40. Transylvania- a historical region in central Romania.
  41. Transalpine- situated on the other side of the Alps or on the other side of the Alps as viewed from Rome.
  42. Transmutation- the action of changing or the state of being changed into another form.
  43. Transponder- a device that transmits a response when it receives a signal.
  44. Transhumance- the seasonal movement of livestock between fixed summer and winter pastures.

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