Power Prefix #9: trans- – 10 Words


the action of going beyond some boundary or limit

His transgressions included larceny and breaking into houses and shops.

allowing light to pass through diffusely

Tiny veins were visible through translucent aquatic eyelids.New York Times (May 23, 2012)

conduct business

Morning calls are considered informal in the city; they are made only to transact business, or by special appointment.Eichler, Lillian

spanning one of the large landmasses of the earth

Before making my transcontinental pilgrimage I used to wonder, sometimes, just where the line dividing East from West in the United States might be.Street, Julian

extending through all human societies

“One of the basics of transcultural leadership is empathy,” Mr. Ghosn once said.New York Times (May 6, 2010)

render motionless because of surprise, terror, or awe

He turned to face me, eyes transfixed on the object swinging in my hand.

the act of changing in form or shape or appearance

Photosynthesis is the single most important transformation on Earth.Scientific American (Sep 26, 2012)

lasting a very short time

In that transitory glance he had perceived above the water-line, and continued in the translucency beneath, an outline not easily forgotten.Reid, Mayne

rendering in another language with the same meaning

Some time later he was given a Chinese translation of the New Testament by a Christian missionary.

easily understood or seen through

Instead of an open, transparent legal process, Mr Bo has been hidden away, under secret, internal Communist Party investigation.

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