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Pronunciation: (tran'sept), [key]
n. Archit.
1. any major transverse part of the body of a church, usually crossing the nave, at right angles, at the entrance to the choir.
2. an arm of this, on either side of the central aisle of a church.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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