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di·am·e·ter

 (dī-ăm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. Abbr. d or diam. Mathematics
a. A straight line segment passing through the center of a figure, especially of a circle or sphere, and terminating at the periphery.
b. The length of such a segment.
2. Thickness or width.
3. A unit of magnification equal to the number of times an object's linear dimensions is increased by the magnifying apparatus.

[Middle English diametre, from Old French, from Latin diametrus, from Greek diametros (grammē), diagonal (line) : dia-, dia- + metron, measure; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

di·am′e·tral (-trəl) adj.

diameter

(daɪˈæmɪtə)
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. a straight line connecting the centre of a geometric figure, esp a circle or sphere, with two points on the perimeter or surface
b. the length of such a line
2. the thickness of something, esp with circular cross section
[C14: from Medieval Latin diametrus, variant of Latin diametros, from Greek: diameter, diagonal, from dia- + metron measure]

di•am•e•ter

(daɪˈæm ɪ tər)

n.
1.
a. a straight line passing through the center of a circle or sphere and meeting the circumference or surface at each end.
b. a straight line passing from side to side of any figure or body, through its center.
2. the length of such a line.
3. the width of a circular or cylindrical object.
[1350–1400; Middle English diametre < Old French < Latin diametros < Greek diámetros diagonal, diameter =dia- dia- + -metros, derivative of métron meter1]
di•am′e•tral, adj.

di·am·e·ter

(dī-ăm′ĭ-tər)
1. A straight line segment that passes through the center of a circle or sphere from one side to the other.
2. The length of such a line segment.

diameter

- From Greek, meaning "measure through" (a circle or sphere, etc.).
See also related terms for sphere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diameter - the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumferencediameter - the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference
radius, r - the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere
caliber, calibre, bore, gauge - diameter of a tube or gun barrel
windage - the space between the projectile of a smoothbore gun and the surface of the bore of the gun
length - the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet"
2.diameter - a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface)
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"

diameter

noun breadth, span, width, spread, beam, latitude, broadness, wideness the diameter of a human hair
Translations
průměr
diameter
halkaisijaläpimitta
promjer
átmérő
òvermál
直径
직경
diametras
diametrs
premer
diameter
เส้นผ่าศูนย์กลาง
đường kính

diameter

[daɪˈæmɪtəʳ] Ndiámetro m
it is one metre in diametertiene un diámetro de un metro, tiene un metro de diámetro

diameter

[daɪˈæmɪr] ndiamètre m
15 cm in diameter → 15 cm de diamètre

diameter

nDurchmesser m; to be one foot in diametereinen Durchmesser von einem Fuß haben; what’s its diameter?welchen Durchmesser hat es?, wie groß ist es im Durchmesser?

diameter

[daɪˈæmɪtəʳ] ndiametro
it is one metre in diameter → misura un metro di diametro

diameter

(daiˈӕmitə) noun
(the length of) a straight line drawn from side to side of a circle, passing through its centre. Could you measure the diameter of that circle?

diameter

قُطْر průměr diameter Durchmesser διάμετρος diámetro halkaisija diamètre promjer diametro 直径 직경 diameter diameter średnica diâmetro диаметр diameter เส้นผ่าศูนย์กลาง çap đường kính 直径

di·am·e·ter

n. diámetro.

diameter

n diámetro
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