diagonal
I. adjective Etymology: Latin diagonalis, from Greek diagōnios from angle to angle, from dia- + gōnia angle; akin to Greek gony knee — more at knee Date: 1563 1. a. joining two vertices of a rectilinear figure that are nonadjacent or two vertices of a polyhedral figure that are not in the same face b. passing through two nonadjacent edges of a polyhedron <
a diagonal plane
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2. a. inclined obliquely from a reference line (as the vertical) <
wood with a diagonal grain
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b. having diagonal markings or parts <
a diagonal weave
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II. noun Date: 1571 1. a diagonal straight line or plane 2. a. (1) a diagonal direction (2) a diagonal row, arrangement, or pattern b. something oriented in diagonal position 3. slash 4

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  • Diagonal — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Diagonal (desambiguación). Una diagonal es todo segmento que une dos vértices no consecutivos de un polígono o de un poliedro. En sentido coloquial, una diagonal es una recta o… …   Wikipedia Español

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  • diagonal — diagonal, ale, aux [ djagɔnal, o ] adj. • XIIIe; bas lat. diagonalis; de diagonus, gr. diagônios « ligne tracée d un angle à l autre » ♦ Géom. Qui joint deux sommets (d une figure) qui n appartiennent pas au même côté, à la même face. Ligne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • diagonal — DIAGONÁL, Ă, diagonali, e, s.f., adj. I. s.f. 1. Segment de dreaptă care uneşte două unghiuri (sau vârfuri) nealăturate ale unui poligon sau două vârfuri ale unui poliedru aflate pe feţe diferite. ♢ loc. adv. În diagonală = pe direcţia unei… …   Dicționar Român

  • Diagonal — Di*ag o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diagonal — Adj erw. fach. (15. Jh., Form 18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ml. diagonalis, eigentlich: durch die Winkel , einer Bildung zu gr. diá durch und gr. gōnía Winkel . Die Diagonale ist die Verbindung zwischen zwei Ecken eines Vielecks in gerader… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • diagonal — [dī ag′ə nəl, dīag′nəl] adj. [L diagonalis < Gr diagōnios < dia , through + gōnia, an angle, corner: see KNEE] 1. extending between the vertices of any two nonadjacent angles in a polygonal figure or between any two vertices not in the same …   English World dictionary

  • Diagonal — Di*ag o*nal, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Engin.) A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diagonal — diagonal, ale (di a go nal, na l ) adj. 1°   Terme de géométrie. Qui va d un angle à un autre, dans une figure rectiligne. Ligne diagonale. 2°   S. f. La diagonale, ligne menée d un angle d une figure quelconque, à un des angles non adjacents.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Diagonal — Diagonal, IA U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 312 Housing Units (2000): 154 Land area (2000): 0.908254 sq. miles (2.352367 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.908254 sq. miles (2.352367 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • diagonal — adjetivo,sustantivo femenino 1. Área: geometría [Línea recta] que une dos vértices no inmediatos de un polígono, o dos vértices cualesquiera que no sean de la misma cara en un poliedro: Traza una diagonal. 2. [Línea] …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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