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1. diagonal

adjective. ['daɪˈægənəl'] connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face.

Antonyms

  • perpendicular

Etymology

  • diagonalis (Latin)
  • διαγώνιος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Diagonal

  • hexagonal
  • octagonal

How do you pronounce diagonal?

Pronounce diagonal as daɪˈægənəl.

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Sentences with diagonal


1. Adjective
Use a utility knife to make a diagonal cut on the belt at the exact point it has broken.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Lines may go directly perpendicular to the grain or diagonal to the grain at any angle.

2. diagonal

adjective. ['daɪˈægənəl'] having an oblique or slanted direction.

Synonyms

  • sloped
  • aslope
  • slanting
  • aslant
  • inclined
  • slanted

Antonyms

  • vertical
  • steep
  • disinclined
  • unwilling

Etymology

  • diagonalis (Latin)
  • διαγώνιος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. diagonal

noun. ['daɪˈægənəl'] (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.

Synonyms

  • square matrix

Antonyms

  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance

Etymology

  • diagonalis (Latin)
  • διαγώνιος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. diagonal

noun. ['daɪˈægənəl'] a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.

Synonyms

  • punctuation mark
  • stroke
  • separatrix
  • slash
  • solidus
  • punctuation

Antonyms

  • disparage
  • inactivity
  • natural object
  • straight line

Etymology

  • diagonalis (Latin)
  • διαγώνιος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. diagonal

noun. ['daɪˈægənəl'] a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric.

Synonyms

  • bias

Antonyms

  • depressurise
  • pressurise

Etymology

  • diagonalis (Latin)
  • διαγώνιος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. diagonal

noun. ['daɪˈægənəl'] (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent.

Antonyms

  • depressurize

Etymology

  • diagonalis (Latin)
  • διαγώνιος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

7. diagonal

noun. ['daɪˈægənəl'] an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard.

Synonyms

  • secondary diagonal
  • principal diagonal
  • checker board
  • main diagonal
  • line

Antonyms

  • dissuasion
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize

Etymology

  • diagonalis (Latin)
  • διαγώνιος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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