# Transversal plane

In geometry, a **transversal plane** is a plane that intersects (not contains) two or more lines or planes. A transversal plane may also form dihedral angles.

## Theorems

Transversal plane theorem for lines: Lines that intersect a transversal plane are parallel if and only if their alternate interior angles formed by the points of intersection are congruent.

Transversal plane theorem for planes: Planes intersected by a transversal plane are parallel if and only if their alternate interior dihedral angles are congruent.

Transversal line containment theorem: If a transversal line is contained in any plane other than the plane containing all the lines, then the plane is a transversal plane.

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