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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.]

## 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]
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## 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·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.).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 diameter - the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumferencediamradius, r - the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or spherecaliber, calibre, bore, gauge - diameter of a tube or gun barrelwindage - the space between the projectile of a smoothbore gun and the surface of the bore of the gunlength - 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"
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## diameter

noun the diameter of a human hair
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Translations
průměr
diameter
halkaisijaläpimitta
promjer
átmérő
òvermál

직경
diametras
diametrs
premer
diameter
เส้นผ่าศูนย์กลาง
đường kính

## diameter

[daɪˈæmɪtəʳ] N
it is one metre in diametertiene un diámetro de un metro, tiene un metro de diámetro
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## diameter

[daɪˈæmɪr] n
15 cm in diameter → 15 cm de diamètre
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## 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?
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## diameter

[daɪˈæmɪtəʳ] ndiametro
it is one metre in diameter →
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## 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?
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## diameter

průměr diameter halkaisija promjer 直径 직경 diameter เส้นผ่าศูนย์กลาง đường kính
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## di·am·e·ter

n. diámetro.
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n diámetro