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di·ag·o·nal

 (dī-ăg′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Mathematics
a. Joining two nonadjacent vertices of a polygon.
b. Joining two vertices of a polyhedron not in the same face.
2. Having a slanted or oblique direction.
3. Having oblique lines or markings.
4. Relating to or being the front left and back right feet or the front right and back left feet of a quadruped.
n.
1. Mathematics A diagonal line or plane.
2. Something, such as a row, course, or part, that is arranged obliquely.
3. A fabric woven with diagonal lines.
4. A virgule.

[Latin diagōnālis, from Greek diagōnios, from angle to angle : dia-, dia- + gōniā, angle, corner; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

di·ag′o·nal·ly adv.

diagonal

(daɪˈæɡənəl)
adj
1. (Mathematics) maths connecting any two vertices that in a polygon are not adjacent and in a polyhedron are not in the same face
2. slanting; oblique
3. marked with slanting lines or patterns
n
4. (Mathematics) maths a diagonal line or plane
5. (Chess & Draughts) chess any oblique row of squares of the same colour
6. (Textiles) cloth marked or woven with slanting lines or patterns
7. something put, set, or drawn obliquely
8. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another name for solidus1
9. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) one front leg and the hind leg on the opposite side of a horse, which are on the ground together when the horse is trotting
[C16: from Latin diagōnālis, from Greek diagōnios, from dia- + gōnia angle]
diˈagonally adv

di•ag•o•nal

(daɪˈæg ə nl, -ˈæg nl)

adj.
1.
a. connecting two nonadjacent angles or vertices of a polygon or polyhedron: a diagonal line.
b. extending from one edge of a solid figure to an opposite edge: a diagonal plane.
2. having an oblique direction.
3. having oblique lines or markings.
n.
4. a diagonal line or plane.
6. a diagonal row, part, or pattern.
[1535–45; < Latin diagōnālis < Greek diagṓn(ios) from angle to angle (see dia-, -gon)]
di•ag′o•nal•ly, adv.

di·ag·o·nal

(dī-ăg′ə-nəl)
Adjective
Connecting two nonadjacent corners in a polygon or two nonadjacent corners in a polyhedron that do not lie in the same face.
Noun
A diagonal line segment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diagonal - (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacentdiagonal - (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
straight line - a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature; "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"
2.diagonal - a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabricdiagonal - a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
straight line - a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature; "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"
3.diagonal - an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard; "the bishop moves on the diagonals"
checker board, checkerboard - a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
main diagonal, principal diagonal - the diagonal of a square matrix running from the upper left entry to the lower right entry
secondary diagonal - the diagonal of a square matrix running from the lower left entry to the upper right entry
line - a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
line - a formation of people or things one beside another; "the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed"; "they were arrayed in line of battle"; "the cast stood in line for the curtain call"
4.diagonal - (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
square matrix - a matrix with the same number of rows and columns
5.diagonal - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of informationdiagonal - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Adj.1.diagonal - connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face; "a diagonal line across the page"
oblique - slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
2.diagonal - having an oblique or slanted directiondiagonal - having an oblique or slanted direction
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"

diagonal

adjective slanting, angled, oblique, cross, crosswise, crossways, cater-cornered (U.S. informal), cornerways a pattern of diagonal lines

diagonal

adjective
Angled at a slant:
Translations
úhlopříčkaúhlopříčný
diagonal
vinolävistäjäviisto
dijagonalan
átlósferderézsútosátló
hornalína
対角の
대각선의
diagonalėįstrižaiįstrižainė
diagonāle
uhlopriečka
diagonaladiagonalen
diagonal
ทแยงมุม
chéo

diagonal

[daɪˈægənl]
A. ADJdiagonal
B. Ndiagonal f

diagonal

[daɪˈægənəl]
adj [line] → diagonal(e)
n (= line) → diagonale f

diagonal

adjdiagonal
nDiagonale f

diagonal

[daɪˈægənl] adj & ndiagonale (f)

diagonal

(daiˈӕgənl) noun
a line going from one corner to the opposite corner. The two diagonals of a rectangle cross at the centre.
diˈagonally adverb
in a diagonal line. He walked diagonally across the field.

diagonal

قُطْريّ úhlopříčný diagonal diagonal διαγώνιος diagonal, en diagonal vino diagonal dijagonalan diagonale 対角の 대각선의 diagonaal diagonal przekątny diagonal диагональный diagonal ทแยงมุม köşegen chéo 对角线的

diagonal

a. diagonal, sección transversal.
References in classic literature ?
But no sooner did his harpooneer stand up for the stroke, than all three tigers --Queequeg, Tashtego, Daggoo -- instinctively sprang to their feet, and standing in a diagonal row, simultaneously pointed their barbs; and darted over the head of the German harpooneer, their three Nantucket irons entered the whale.
That morning, finding that I was to be involved in the horrid disappointment he had prepared for the mutineers, he had run all the way to the cave, and leaving the squire to guard the captain, had taken Gray and the maroon and started, making the diagonal across the island to be at hand beside the pine.
Captain Nemo intended seeking the bottom of the ocean by a diagonal sufficiently lengthened by means of lateral planes placed at an angle of 45@ with the water-line of the Nautilus.
He pushed forward down the course of the Ottolais, which runs diagonal to the Columbia, and falls into it about fifty miles below the Wallah-Wallah.
Mowgli ran his hand down the diagonal checkerings of the immense back.
If many simultaneously and variously directed forces act on a given body, the direction of its motion cannot coincide with any one of those forces, but will always be a mean- what in mechanics is represented by the diagonal of a parallelogram of forces.
A few cheers heralded the advent of several young fellows, in shirt- sleeves, carrying buckets, bottles, and towels, who crawled through the ropes and crossed to the diagonal corner from her.
The theorem that the square of the diagonal is double the square of the side--that famous discovery of primitive mathematics, in honour of which the legendary Pythagoras is said to have sacrificed a hecatomb--is elicited from him.
Some square ornaments on the coping of these same walls, were moved by the earthquake into a diagonal position.
So the little impudent fellow would waste many an ear in a forenoon; till at last, seizing some longer and plumper one, considerably bigger than himself, and skilfully balancing it, he would set out with it to the woods, like a tiger with a buffalo, by the same zig-zag course and frequent pauses, scratching along with it as if it were too heavy for him and falling all the while, making its fall a diagonal between a perpendicular and horizontal, being determined to put it through at any rate; -- a singularly frivolous and whimsical fellow; -- and so he would get off with it to where he lived, perhaps carry it to the top of a pine tree forty or fifty rods distant, and I would afterwards find the cobs strewn about the woods in various directions.
Then with common accord turned their eyes back to the street door, closed, massive, dark; the great, clear-brass knocker shining in a quiet slant of sunshine cut by a diagonal line of heavy shade filling the further end of the street.
When she turned at a sharp angle into the thicket-land beyond, Lute took the long diagonal, skirted the ticket, and reined in Ban at the other side.