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traverse

1. a gallery or loft inside a building that crosses it
2. Maths another name for transversal
3. Nautical the zigzag course of a vessel tacking frequently
4. Law the formal denial of a fact alleged in the opposite party's pleading
5. Mountaineering a horizontal move across a face

Traverse

 

a barrier built, or formed naturally from earth or rocks, across a trench or in front of the entrance to a fortification to protect personnel from enfilade fire, artillery shrapnel, or aerial bombing. Traverses may be built to project from one side or both sides of a trench, or they may overhang a trench in the form of a bank of earth supported by a wooden or reinforced-concrete framework. A bank behind the rear slope of a trench is called a rear traverse if it is not equipped for firing.

traverse

[tra′vərs]
(engineering)
A survey consisting of a set of connecting lines of known length, meeting each other at measured angles. Also known as survey traverse.
Movement to right or left on a pivot or mount, as of a gun, launcher, or radar antenna.
(geology)
A line of survey or sampling across a thin section of geological region.
(meteorology)
A westerly wind in central France; it is moderate to strong, generally squally, humid and thundery in summer, especially on slopes facing west; it is cold in winter and spring and brings snow or hail showers.
(navigation)
A series of directions and distances, as those involved when a sailing vessel beats into the wind or a steam vessel zigzags.

traverse

1. A screen, railing, or other barrier across an opening to allow passage from one place to another by an official or dignitary, but to discourage unauthorized entry.
2. Same as survey traverse.

traverse

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One thing to note here is that cost for unknown terrains (with no features detected then the confidence vector is zero) is equal to the const that is higher than the cost for easily traversable terrain but remains lower for impassable terrain.
Identifying its core consumer as the time-starved working mom, who did not have time to drive to and shop through the mall, Kohl's designed small, one-story, wide-aisled, quickly traversable stores, with central checkout and big parking lots.
LIA's interactive guide describes CLOE through easily traversable modules that explain what CLOE is, how it will be implemented, and how it fits in with other current initiatives and the joint force.
While the city is relatively small, and technically traversable on foot or by bicycle, these means of getting around were impractical for mapping.
Unlike on a lot of other outboard-powered pontoons, the rear deck is easily traversable across the entire width, with cables and hoses neatly tucked into the well.
In the first step of the FAM methodology, the most traversable sector in the right and left regions are found independently with a preference toward the forward direction.
And, indeed, the salting of the traversable roads would begin tomorrow at dawn, at the earliest.
The Court went on to note that because its answer was stricken, "Safway was deemed to admit all traversable allegations in the [plaintiffs'] complaint, including the basic allegation" that Safway was liable for the infant plaintiffs injuries.
Regardless, it is a beautiful range, easily accessible, easy to climb and, most importantly, easily traversable in a single day.
Add more cycle paths to make the city more traversable on a bike without the risk of being clobbered by ignorant drivers.
47) There just has to be a path from where I am to the source of my affection (this falls out immediately from the parts of space being possible only through the whole)--though, again, if only owing to the shortness of human life, only a tiny fragment of these paths will be traversable by me.
Established as the first urban national park in 1978, it contains a working dam and about a mile of traversable canals along the Merrimack.