Meaning of DIAGONAL in English

DIAGONAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ daɪægən(ə)l ]

( diagonals)

1.

A diagonal line or movement goes in a sloping direction, for example, from one corner of a square across to the opposite corner.

...a pattern of diagonal lines.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• di‧ago‧nal‧ly

Vaulting the stile, he headed diagonally across the paddock...

ADV : ADV with v , oft ADV prep

2.

A diagonal is a line that goes in a sloping direction.

The bed linen is patterned in stylish checks, stripes, diagonals and triangles.

N-COUNT

3.

In geometry, a diagonal is a straight line that joins two opposite corners in a flat four-sided shape such as a square.

Mark five points an equal distance apart along the diagonals.

N-COUNT

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