Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who wishes to be considered by society as a member of the opposite sex.
  • n. One who has undergone a sex change.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being a transsexual.
  • n. A person whose gender self-image contradicts with the physical gender he/she was born with.
  • n. One who has changed or is in the process of changing his/her physical sex by undergoing medical treatment such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and/or sex reassignment surgery (SRS).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person whose sexual identification is entirely with the opposite sex
  • n. a person who has undergone a sex change operation
  • adj. overwhelmingly desirous of being, or completely identifying with, the opposite sex

Etymologies

trans- +‎ sexual (Wiktionary)

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  • Ha! I knew that transsexual had two s's and not just one.

    January 25, 2012