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 (dī′ə-mĕt′rĭ-kəl) also di·a·met·ric (-rĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or along a diameter.
2. Exactly opposite; contrary.

di′a·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌdaɪ əˈmɛ trɪ kəl)

also di`a•met′ric,

1. of, pertaining to, or along a diameter.
2. being in direct opposition or at opposite extremes: diametrical opinions.
[1545–55; < Greek diametrik(ós) (diámetr(os) diameter + -ikos -ic) + -al1]
di`a•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.diametrical - related to or along a diameter; "the diametral plane"
2.diametrical - characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
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