traversetrəˈvɜrs, ˈtræv ərs; ˈtræv ərs, trəˈvɜrs
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trave, traverse, crossbeam, crosspiece (noun)
a horizontal beam that extends across something
transom, traverse (noun)
a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
traversal, traverse (noun)
taking a zigzag path on skis
traversal, traverse (verb)
traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across (verb)
travel across or pass over
"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
cross, traverse, span, sweep (verb)
to cover or extend over an area or time period
"Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"
traverse, deny (verb)
deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit
A route used in mountaineering, specifically rock climbing, in which the descent occurs by a different route than the ascent.
In fortification, a mass of earth or other material employed to protect troops against enfilade. It is constructed at right angles to the parapet.
A series of points, with angles and distances measured between, traveled around a subject, usually for use as "control" i.e. angular reference system for later surveying work.
To travel across, often under difficult conditions.
To visit all parts of; to explore thoroughly; as, to traverse all nodes in a network.
To rotate a gun around a vertical axis to bear upon a military target.
To climb or descend a steep hill at a wide angle.
Traverse is a method in the field of surveying to establish control networks. It is also used in geodesy. Traverse networks involve placing survey stations along a line or path of travel, and then using the previously surveyed points as a base for observing the next point. Traverse networks have many advantages, including: ⁕Less reconnaissance and organization needed; ⁕While in other systems, which may require the survey to be performed along a rigid polygon shape, the traverse can change to any shape and thus can accommodate a great deal of different terrains; ⁕Only a few observations need to be taken at each station, whereas in other survey networks a great deal of angular and linear observations need to be made and considered; ⁕Traverse networks are free of the strength of figure considerations that happen in triangular systems; ⁕Scale error does not add up as the traverse is performed. Azimuth swing errors can also be reduced by increasing the distance between stations. The traverse is more accurate than triangulateration.