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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.
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Adv.1.diagonally - in a diagonal manner; "she lives diagonally across the street from us"
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diagonally

adverb aslant, obliquely, on the cross, at an angle, crosswise, on the bias, cornerwise He headed diagonally across the field.
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Translations
بِخَطٍ قُطْري
šikmoúhlopříčně
diagonalt
átlósan
skáhallt; á ská
köşeleme

diagonally

[daɪˈægənəlɪ] ADV [cut, fold] → diagonalmente, en diagonal
to go diagonally acrosscruzar diagonalmente
diagonally oppositediagonalmente opuesto
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diagonally

[daɪˈægənəli]
adv (= slantwise) → en diagonale
diagonally opposite sb/sth → en diagonale par rapport à qn/qch
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diagonally

advdiagonal; (loosely: = crossways) → schräg; he crossed the street diagonallyer ging schräg über die Straße; diagonally across something (walk)schräg über etw (acc); be placedschräg über etw (dat); diagonally across from or opposite somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache (dat)schräg gegenüber
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diagonally

[daɪˈægənlɪ] adv (cut, fold) → in diagonale, diagonalmente
to go diagonally across → attraversare in senso or in direzione diagonale
diagonally opposite → dall'altra parte in diagonale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
This mount of bright colours descended diagonally from the first floor to the carpet that covered the sidewalk.
If slanted, the Nautilus, according to this inclination, and under the influence of the screw, either sinks diagonally or rises diagonally as it suits me.
The man was older, dark, with an evil face made more forbidding by a long scar extending from near the left temple diagonally downward into the black mustache; though in my dreams it seemed rather to haunt the face as a thing apart--I can express it no otherwise--than to belong to it.
We had often noticed that many of the students wore a colored silk band or ribbon diagonally across their breasts.
They were now advancing diagonally upon the chain of Wind River Mountains, which lay between them and Green River valley.
The wax-light flamed furiously under the effects of a fresh breeze which stole in through the chinks of the door and the window, and cut the salle diagonally. It threw out a reddish, unequal light, sometimes brilliant, sometimes dull, and the tall shadow of the lieutenant was seen marching on the wall, in profile, like a figure by Callot, with his long sword and feathered hat.
A dark figure crossed the compound diagonally from the beach gate, where whoever it was had been watching the vessel.
He cut diagonally across the open space and dashed into a wide-mouthed cave.
A current, however, sets diagonally to the left of this rocky barrier, where there is a chasm forty-five yards in width.
Athwart his back, diagonally, and extending high above his left shoulder, was an Arab gum of Saladin's time, that was splendid with silver plating from stock clear up to the end of its measureless stretch of barrel.
A low bluff ran diagonally across one end of the mesa, and in the face of this bluff were the mouths of many caves.
The thong was cut across, diagonally, almost as clean as though done by a knife.