Pronunciation: (trans-al'pīn, -pin, tranz-), [key]
1. situated beyond the Alps, esp. toward the north as viewed from Italy.
2. passing or extending across or through the Alps: a transalpine railway.
3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of peoples or lands beyond the Alps.
a native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps.
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