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Trans is a Latin root prefix. No example words will be given here, check other places

I would like to see a "Trans" article unto itself. Not just directly related to transgender and transexual --Sdowney

Whoever wrote the chicken thing in the transexual part was extremely rude. I changed it to say that trans stood for transexual, but didn't put anything else.--Jademushroom 02:27, 14 September 2006 (UTC).

The cis and trans section in molecular biology suggests that both cis and trans actions are operating in both examples. For example, RNA polymerase is an external factor binding to the promoter sequence, although the DNA recruiting it is described as a cis interaction. Please clarify!

Ά —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:18, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

I just discovered that there are separate articles for trans-acting and cis-acting. Therefore I have simplified the molecular biology entry in this disambiguation page and included links to the above mentioned pages. I hope the distinction between cis and trans in the context of molecular biology is now clearer. Boghog2 (talk) 04:53, 25 June 2008 (UTC)


Added FC Narva Trans. Though I understand this disambiguation deals with 'trans' ordinarily as a prefix, 'FC' stands for football club and Narva is the geographical township leaving Trans as the only individualising denomination. Searchers may end up here looking for the team (esp. non-English speaking). Hope everyone understands. Stalwart111 (talk) 06:16, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Further: It is referred to simply as Trans regularly including at Meistriliiga clubs 2009. Stalwart111 (talk) 06:31, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Dab page guidelines[edit]

I have attempted to edit this page according to the guidelines for disambiguation pages found at Wikipedia:Manual of Style (disambiguation pages). Dab pages are not articles and their purpose is not to explain, define, or give examples of the terms, but merely to assist the user who types in "trans" find the article he or she was seeking. Therefore, if something is not commonly known as "trans", it ought not be on this dab page. Articles should not be listed simply because they begin with "trans". If you think Wikipedia needs an article explaning the concept of "trans", then this page could be moved to Trans (disambiguation) and the concept article could appear at Trans. As it stands now, however, this is a dab page. SlackerMom (talk) 21:25, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Trans as in a "trans" double bond isomer in chemistry or a "trans" acting factor in molecular biology are commonly used terms within their respective fields and therefore should be included in this disambiguation page. The identical term "trans" has very different meanings in these two fields and therefore is a source of confusion when chemists talk with molecular biologists. Boghog2 (talk) 23:18, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
This article (as presently worded) disambiguates the word "trans" and the prefix "trans-". I think it is the nature of a DAB page to provide links to articles where this prefix is used (I've jumped here before to find the chemistry definition, so I'm sure others are here hunting for similar articles that use the prefix). One solution is to make another DAB page Trans- (disambiguation) or something, however, I think it would be appropriate to keep the prefix entries here in a section. I do agree that the previous incarnation of the disambiguation page was too article-like and wordy (which is why I added the cleanup tags). The concept of "trans" could stay in first paragraph, but should be at most a paragraph in length. I don't think a separate article describing the concept is necessary. +mt 23:54, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
I think it looks fine as it is now. If the entries here are useful in helping people negotiate different uses of "trans" in the sciences, then I think that's a good reason to keep them. It's important that we don't allow the page to fill up with every article that begins with "trans", and I'm concerned that might happen if we don't keep an eye on it. I'm not a "science person", so I will defer to those who understand its scientific uses better. SlackerMom (talk) 14:03, 22 September 2008 (UTC)


i lisen one trck trans and i thing is nice song for us.bue bue.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:06, 22 April 2009 (UTC)