Meaning of DIAGONAL in English

DIAGONAL

(~s)

1.

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

...a pattern of ~ lines.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

~ly

Vaulting the stile, he headed ~ly across the paddock...

ADV: ADV with v, oft ADV prep

2.

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

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

N-COUNT

3.

In geometry, a ~ 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 ~s.

N-COUNT

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