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I love video games. I'm also slightly in awe of them. I'm in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I'm in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we've ever invented has quite done before.
Tom Chatfield

Meaning of "transfix" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TRANSFIX

From Latin transfīgere to pierce through, from trans- + fīgere to thrust in.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TRANSFIX

transfix  [trænsˈfɪks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRANSFIX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Transfix is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb transfix in English.

WHAT DOES TRANSFIX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Transfix

In linguistic morphology, a transfix is a discontinuous affix which is inserted into a word root, as in root-and-pattern systems of morphology, like those of many Semitic languages. A discontinuous affix is an affix whose phonetic components are not sequential within a word, and instead, are spread out between or around the phones that comprise the root. The word root is often an abstract series of three consonants, though single consonant, biliteral, and quadriliteral roots do exist. An example of a triconsonantal root would be d–r–b in Arabic, which can be inflected to create forms such as daraba 'to beat' and idribunna 'beat them '. While triconsonantal roots are widely considered to be the most common state, some linguists posit that biliteral roots may in fact be the default, though at least one scholar is skeptical of the legitimacy of these claims. Transfixes are placed into these roots in assigned positions, dictated by templates which are tied to the specific meaning of a given inflection or derivation. The transfixes in the examples above are a–a–a and i–i–unna.

Definition of transfix in the English dictionary

The first definition of transfix in the dictionary is to render motionless, esp with horror or shock. Other definition of transfix is to impale or fix with a sharp weapon or other device. Transfix is also to cut through, as in amputation.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TRANSFIX

PRESENT

Present
I transfix
you transfix
he/she/it transfixes
we transfix
you transfix
they transfix
Present continuous
I am transfixing
you are transfixing
he/she/it is transfixing
we are transfixing
you are transfixing
they are transfixing
Present perfect
I have transfixed
you have transfixed
he/she/it has transfixed
we have transfixed
you have transfixed
they have transfixed
Present perfect continuous
I have been transfixing
you have been transfixing
he/she/it has been transfixing
we have been transfixing
you have been transfixing
they have been transfixing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I transfixed
you transfixed
he/she/it transfixed
we transfixed
you transfixed
they transfixed
Past continuous
I was transfixing
you were transfixing
he/she/it was transfixing
we were transfixing
you were transfixing
they were transfixing
Past perfect
I had transfixed
you had transfixed
he/she/it had transfixed
we had transfixed
you had transfixed
they had transfixed
Past perfect continuous
I had been transfixing
you had been transfixing
he/she/it had been transfixing
we had been transfixing
you had been transfixing
they had been transfixing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will transfix
you will transfix
he/she/it will transfix
we will transfix
you will transfix
they will transfix
Future continuous
I will be transfixing
you will be transfixing
he/she/it will be transfixing
we will be transfixing
you will be transfixing
they will be transfixing
Future perfect
I will have transfixed
you will have transfixed
he/she/it will have transfixed
we will have transfixed
you will have transfixed
they will have transfixed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been transfixing
you will have been transfixing
he/she/it will have been transfixing
we will have been transfixing
you will have been transfixing
they will have been transfixing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would transfix
you would transfix
he/she/it would transfix
we would transfix
you would transfix
they would transfix
Conditional continuous
I would be transfixing
you would be transfixing
he/she/it would be transfixing
we would be transfixing
you would be transfixing
they would be transfixing
Conditional perfect
I would have transfix
you would have transfix
he/she/it would have transfix
we would have transfix
you would have transfix
they would have transfix
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been transfixing
you would have been transfixing
he/she/it would have been transfixing
we would have been transfixing
you would have been transfixing
they would have been transfixing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you transfix
we let´s transfix
you transfix
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to transfix
Past participle
transfixed
Present Participle
transfixing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRANSFIX


affix
əˈfɪks
antefix
ˈæntɪˌfɪks
confix
kənˈfɪks
crucifix
ˈkruːsɪfɪks
demographics
ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪks
fix
fɪks
graphics
ˈɡræfɪks
hieroglyphics
ˌhaɪərəˈɡlɪfɪks
infix
ɪnˈfɪks
micrographics
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɡræfɪks
postfix
pəʊstˈfɪks
prefix
ˈpriːfɪks
psychographics
ˌsaɪkəʊˈɡræfɪks
reaffix
ˌriːəˈfɪks
refix
riːˈfɪks
reprographics
ˌriːprəˈɡræfɪks
specifics
spɪˈsɪfɪks
suffix
ˈsʌfɪks
superfix
ˈsuːpəˌfɪks
unfix
ʌnˈfɪks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRANSFIX

transferred
transferrer
transferrible
transferrin
transferring
transfiguration
transfigure
transfigurement
transfinite
transfinite number
transfixed
transfixion
transfixt
transform
transformable
transformation
transformational
transformational component
transformational grammar
transformational rule

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRANSFIX

Aix
appendix
Asterix
Beatrix
dominatrix
flix
Grand Prix
helix
Hendrix
matrix
mix
nix
phoenix
pix
quick fix
remix
Roubaix
six
subfix
tix

Synonyms and antonyms of transfix in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TRANSFIX»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «transfix» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of transfix

Translation of «transfix» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRANSFIX

Find out the translation of transfix to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of transfix from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «transfix» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刺穿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

transfix
570 millions of speakers

English

transfix
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोचना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يثقب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Связывают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

transfix
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সহসা অসাড় করিয়া ফেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

transpercer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Transfix
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

transfix
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

突き刺す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

찌르다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Transfix
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đâm qua bằng thương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாய்ச்சு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रक्तसंक्रमण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mıhlamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

trafiggere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przenikają
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пов´язують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

străpunge
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καθηλώσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

deurboor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

borra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

transfix
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of transfix

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRANSFIX»

The term «transfix» is regularly used and occupies the 103.459 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRANSFIX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about transfix

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QUOTES WITH «TRANSFIX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word transfix.
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Tom Chatfield
I love video games. I'm also slightly in awe of them. I'm in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I'm in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we've ever invented has quite done before.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRANSFIX»

Discover the use of transfix in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to transfix and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Advanced Arthroscopy
The TransFix implant is placed on its impactorand gently slid over the nitinol guidewire and under the grafts in the direction of the medial exit point of the wire. The TransFix implant should slide easily under the grafts, through the femur in the ...
James C. Y. Chow, 2001
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Curbside Consultation of the ACL
Bernard Bach, Jr., Nikhil Verma. Figure 19-1. (A) Bio-TransFix femoral cross-pin soft-tissue graft-fixation device. (B) Intrafix sleeve-screw for fixation of soft-tissue grafts on the tibial side.
Bernard Bach, Jr., Nikhil Verma, 2008
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Historical Linguistics 1999: Selected Papers from the 14th ...
The function of qualitative ablaut in the Aramaic verb system is sketched in (7); the forms in bold characters are based on the transfix {a–i}: (7) The function of qualitative ablaut in the verb system of Standard Literary Aramaic For the sake of  ...
Laurel J. Brinton, 2001
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A manual of the operations of surgery
Where the pedicle is just long enough to allow the clamp to be applied, and yet too short to leave room for any distension of the abdomen without undue tension, the best plan is to transfix it with a stout double thread just below the clamp, tie it ...
Joseph Bell, 1866
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Issues in Bone, Joint, and Orthopedic Surgery: 2011 Edition
in. reconstruction. of. anterior. cruciate. ligament. New investigation results, ' AperFix versus transfix in reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament,' are detailed in a study published in The Journal of Knee Surgery. “The aim of this retrospective ...
‎2012
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The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science
TransFix ACL reconstruction technique (Arthrex, Naples, FL). Unlike interference screw fixation, which is dependent upon screw geometry, bone density, and interface gap, the fixation strength of the TransFix is limited only by the strength of  ...
Chadwick Prodromos, Charles Brown, Freddie H. Fu, 2007
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Of Gods and Mortals: Mythological Wargame Rules
The target takes a Quality test on three dice, and must roll at least the same number of successes as the number of actions used to make the Transfix attempt in order to resist. Example: Dionysus uses three actions to Transfix a hoplite unit.
Andrea Sfiligoi, 2013
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Second Latin reader, with notes by A.H. Bryce
traHSlg-O, transeg-i,transact-um,trana- Ig-Sre, 2 v. a., to drice or thrust through, pieree, slab, transfix; to bring to an end; spend, pass, (trans, ago.) transil-i.O, ui, or Ivi, Ire, 4 v. n. and a., to leap over, jump over or across. (trans, sallo.) translt-US  ...
Archibald Hamilton Bryce, 1863
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Advances in Steel Research and Application: 2013 Edition: ...
The image transfer typically occurs by bringing a transfix roller into contact with the imaging member to form a nip. A recording medium arrives at the nip as the print drum rotates the image through the nip. The pressure in the nip helps transfer ...
‎2013
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Or, Monthly Intelligencer
Transfix us to the Bottom When antient Precedents favour'd mor of this Gulf \ The Dr believes the dern Designs, then the Instruments of Poet gave it Fast fix, because to trans- Power have chang'd their Dialect, and fix is to pierce quite thro' the ...
‎1732

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRANSFIX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term transfix is used in the context of the following news items.
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This Mourning Woman Will Transfix You -- But for What?
You'll be captivated by the throes of emotion experienced by the woman in this stunning ad. The camera remains fixed on her face, as dazzling lighting effects ... «Creativity, Jul 15»
2
You Would Not Believe How a 6 Minute Pitch Helped Change the …
Transfix is an on-demand freight logistics marketplace and technology solutions company with a smartphone app that matches shipments with drivers, and with ... «AlleyWatch, Jun 15»
3
Latest 'uber for trucking' brokerage launches app
Moving freight long-distance is a much more complicated endeavor than taking a passenger across town, says Transfix CEO Drew McElroy, something any truck ... «Overdrive Magazine, Jun 15»
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Transfix creates mobile freight marketplace for shippers, carriers …
Transfix, an on-demand freight logistics marketplace and trucking mobile solutions company, announced the launch of a mobile app for over-the-road (OTR) ... «Commercial Carrier Journal, Jun 15»
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Truckers, these two companies are revving up efforts to disrupt your …
The New York City-based Transfix has had a long-haul online marketplace since January of last year. Today, it is announcing the formal launch of its Android ... «VentureBeat, Jun 15»
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Watch This Ad Carefully, and You'll Be Transfixed by the Car Sitting …
The Skoda Fabia is a pretty special car. Just park it on the street and see what happens. It's way more attention getting than you think. A very clever ad by AIS ... «Adweek, Mar 15»
7
A Place to Bury Strangers set to transfix Lowbrow
A Place to Bury Strangers, the trio often dubbed as “the loudest band in New York,” will showcase their forceful sound at Lowbrow Palace on March 7. «what's up, Feb 15»
8
How the Trucking Industry Could Be Vastly More Efficient
Transfix is a digital freight marketplace that CEO and co-founder Drew McElroy hopefully but not naively calls the "Uber for trucks." Last week the company won ... «CityLab, Jan 15»
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Golden Melodies, Mimicry Transfix Audience
KOCHI:Actor Tini Tom, worked his charm on the audience as he did a couple of trademark mimicry routines like imitating actor Suresh Gopi and Congress leader ... «The New Indian Express, Jan 15»
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Transfix Brings the Uber Model to the $800 Billion Trucking Industry
McElroy has now founded a New York City-based startup called Transfix, which has a smartphone app that matches shipments with drivers. The aim is to ... «Re/code, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Transfix [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/transfix>. Aug 2019 ».
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