diagonal (Meaning)

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diagonal (n)

(geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent

a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric

an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard

(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

a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

Wordnet

diagonal (s)

connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face

having an oblique or slanted direction

Webster

diagonal (a.)

Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides.

Webster

diagonal (n.)

A right line drawn from one angle to another not adjacent, of a figure of four or more sides, and dividing it into two parts.

A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel.

A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving.

diagonal Sentence Examples

  1. The artist painted bold diagonal strokes across the canvas, creating a sense of movement and dynamism.
  2. The chess player strategically moved her bishop along the diagonal to put pressure on her opponent's king.
  3. The engineer measured the diagonal of the square to ensure that all sides were equal.
  4. The decorator hung the wallpaper with a diagonal pattern to visually elongate the room.
  5. The architect designed the building with diagonal support beams to enhance its structural integrity.
  6. The gymnast executed a flawless diagonal leap across the mat during her routine.
  7. The farmer plowed the field in diagonal rows to maximize space and efficiency.
  8. The skier carved graceful arcs down the mountain, leaving diagonal tracks in the snow.
  9. The tailor carefully cut the fabric along the diagonal grain to ensure the garment draped properly.
  10. The conductor signaled for the musicians to play the crescendo with a sweeping diagonal motion of his baton.

FAQs About the word diagonal

(geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent, a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side o

sloped,oblique, leaning, sloping, graded, tilted, slanted, tilting,slant, listing

horizontal, vertical, vertical, level, level,horizontal, perpendicular, perpendicular, up-and-down, up-and-down

The artist painted bold diagonal strokes across the canvas, creating a sense of movement and dynamism.

The chess player strategically moved her bishop along the diagonal to put pressure on her opponent's king.

The engineer measured the diagonal of the square to ensure that all sides were equal.

The decorator hung the wallpaper with a diagonal pattern to visually elongate the room.