Syn. Proceeding; action; process. Transaction, Proceeding. A transaction is something already
done and completed; a proceeding is either something which is now going on, or, if ended, is still contemplated
with reference to its progress or successive stages.
" We the word proceeding in application to an affray in the street, and the word transaction to some
commercial negotiation that has been carried on between certain persons. The proceeding marks the
manner of proceeding, as when we speak of the proceedings in a court of law. The transaction marks
the business transacted; as, the transactions on the Exchange." Crabb.
(Trans*act"or) n. [L.] One who transacts, performs, or conducts any business. Derham.
(Trans*al"pine) a. [L. transalpinus; trans across, beyond + Alpinus Alpine, from Alpes the
Alps: cf. F. transalpin.] Being on the farther side of the Alps in regard to Rome, that is, on the north
or west side of the Alps; of or pertaining to the region or the people beyond the Alps; as, transalpine
Gaul; opposed to cisalpine. " Transalpine garbs." Beau. & Fl.
(Trans*al"pine), n. A native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps, that is, out of Italy.
(Trans*an"i*mate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transanimated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Transanimating.]
[Trans- + animate.] To animate with a soul conveyed from another body. [R.] Bp. J. King
(Trans*an`i*ma"tion) n. [Cf. F. transanimation.] The conveyance of a soul from one
body to another. [R.] Fuller.
(Trans`at*lan"tic) a. [Pref. trans- + Atlantic: cf. F. transatlantique.]
1. Lying or being beyond the Atlantic Ocean.
When used by a person in Europe or Africa, transatlantic signifies being in America; when by a person
in America, it denotes being or lying in Europe or Africa, especially the former.
2. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
(Trans*au"di*ent) a. [See Trans-, and Audient.] Permitting the passage of sound. [R.]
(Trans*ca"len*cy) n. The quality or state of being transcalent.
(Trans*ca"lent) a. [Pref. trans- + L. calens, p. pr. of calere to grow warm.] Pervious to,
or permitting the passage of, heat.
(Tran*scend") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transcended; p. pr. & vb. n. Transcending.] [L. transcendere,
transcensum; trans beyond, over + scandere to climb. See Scan.]
1. To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds. Howell.
2. To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed.
Such popes as shall transcend their limits.Bacon.