Diametrical
Diametric Di*am"e*tric, Diametrical Di*am"e*tric*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a diameter. [1913 Webster]

2. As remote as possible, as if at the opposite end of a diameter; directly adverse. [1913 Webster]


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  • diametrical — [dī΄ə me′tri kəl] adj. 1. of or along a diameter: also diametral [dī am′ə trəl] 2. designating an opposite, a contrary, a difference, etc. that is wholly so; complete [diametrical opposites]: also diametric diametrically adv …   English World dictionary

  • diametrical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of opposites) complete; absolute. 2) of or along a diameter. DERIVATIVES diametric adjective diametrically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • diametrical — diametrically, adv. /duy euh me tri keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or along a diameter. 2. in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete: diametrical opposites; a diametrical difference. Also, diametric. [1545 55; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • diametrical — [ˌdʌɪə mɛtrɪk(ə)l] adjective 1》 (of opposites) complete; absolute: he s the diametrical opposite of Gabriel. 2》 of or along a diameter. Derivatives diametric adjective diametrically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • diametrical — (= diametric), adjective politically, Taylor was in diametrical opposition to her parents Syn: direct, absolute, complete, exact, extreme, polar, antipodal …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • diametrical — di•a•met•ri•cal [[t]ˌdaɪ əˈmɛ trɪ kəl[/t]] also di a•met′ric adj. 1) math. of, pertaining to, or along a diameter 2) being in direct opposition or at opposite extremes: diametrical opinions[/ex] • Etymology: 1545–55; < Gk diametrik(ós)… …   From formal English to slang

  • diametrical — adjective see diametric …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diametrical — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a diagonal b) Completely opposed Syn: diametral …   Wiktionary

  • diametrical — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. absolute, complete. See completion. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. polar, antipodal, contrary, facing; see opposite 1 , 3 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. opposite, contrary, conflicting, converse,… …   English dictionary for students

  • diametrical — di·a·met·ri·cal || ‚daɪə metrɪkl adj. pertaining to or along a diameter; complete, absolute (about opposites, differences, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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