or diametrical adjective Date: 1553 1. of, relating to, or constituting a diameter ; located at the diameter 2. completely opposed ; being at opposite extremes <
in diametric contradiction to his claims
diametrically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • diametric — 1802, probably shortened from diametrical (1550s); see DIAMETER (Cf. diameter) + ICAL (Cf. ical) …   Etymology dictionary

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

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  • diametric — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Diametrically opposed: antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, antonymic, antonymous, contradictory, contrary, converse2, counter, diametrical, opposing, opposite, polar, reverse. See SUPPORT …   English dictionary for students

  • diametric — adj. pertaining to or along a diameter; complete, absolute (about opposites, differences, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • diametric — di·a·met·ric …   English syllables

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