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This page has 25 definitions of diagonal with English translations in 10 languages. Diagonal is an adjective and noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Diagonal

English diagonal definition

Etymology

From Middle French diagonal, from Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος (diagṓnios, from angle to angle), from δ&iota (diá, across) + γωνία (gōnía, angle).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daɪˈæɡənəl/, /daɪˈæɡnəl/
  • (file)

Adjective

diagonal (not comparable)

  1. (geometry) Joining two nonadjacent vertices (of a polygon or polyhedron).
  2. Having slanted or oblique lines or markings.
  3. Having a slanted or oblique direction.
    • 2011 January 12, Saj Chowdhury, “Liverpool 2 - 1 Liverpool”, in BBC[1]:
      The visitors' undoing was caused by a diagonal ball from the right which was nodded into the six-yard area by Ian Evatt and finished off by Campbell.
  4. Of or related to the cater-corner (diagonally opposite) legs of a quadruped, whether the front left and back right or front right and back left.

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Noun

diagonal (plural diagonals)

  1. (geometry) A line joining non-adjacent vertices of a polygon.
  2. Anything forming or resembling such a line, particularly:
    1. (geometry) A line or plane at an oblique angle to another.
    2. (fashion) A line or cut across a fabric at an oblique angle to its sides.
    3. (typography, uncommon) Synonym of slash/⟩.
      • 1965, Dmitri A. Borgmann, Language on Vacation, page 240:
        Initial inquiries among professional typists uncover names like slant, slant line, slash, and slash mark. Examination of typing instruction manuals discloses additional names such as diagonal and diagonal mark, and other sources provide the designation oblique.

Synonyms

  • (oblique line or cut across a fabric): bias
  • (oblique punctuation mark): See slash

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Catalan diagonal definition

Etymology

From Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος (diagṓnios, from angle to angle).

Pronunciation

Adjective

diagonal (masculine and feminine plural diagonals)

  1. diagonal

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Noun

diagonal f (plural diagonals)

  1. diagonal

Danish diagonal definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diaɡonaːl/, [d̥iaɡ̊oˈnæːˀl]

Adjective

diagonal

  1. diagonal

Inflection

Inflection of diagonal
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular diagonal 2
Neuter singular diagonalt 2
Plural diagonale 2
Definite attributive1 diagonale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Noun

diagonal c (singular definite diagonalen, plural indefinite diagonaler)

  1. diagonal

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French diagonal definition

Etymology

From Latin diagōnālis.

Pronunciation

Adjective

diagonal (feminine singular diagonale, masculine plural diagonaux, feminine plural diagonales)

  1. diagonal, transverse, oblique

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Galician diagonal definition

Etymology

From Latin diagōnālis.

Adjective

diagonal m or f (plural diagonais)

  1. diagonal

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German diagonal definition

Etymology

From Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος (diagṓnios, from angle to angle).

Pronunciation

Adjective

diagonal (not comparable)

  1. diagonal

Declension


Portuguese diagonal definition

Etymology

From Latin diagōnālis.

Adjective

diagonal m or f (plural diagonais, comparable)

  1. (geometry) diagonal (joining two nonadjacent vertices)
  2. diagonal (having a slanted or oblique direction)

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Noun

diagonal f (plural diagonais)

  1. diagonal (something arranged diagonally or obliquely)
  2. (geometry) diagonal (diagonal line or plane)

Further reading

  • diagonal” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian diagonal definition

Etymology

From French diagonal

Adjective

diagonal m or n (feminine singular diagonală, masculine plural diagonali, feminine and neuter plural diagonale)

  1. diagonal

Declension


Spanish diagonal definition

Etymology

From Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος (diagṓnios, from angle to angle).

Pronunciation

Adjective

diagonal (plural diagonales)

  1. diagonal

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Noun

diagonal f (plural diagonales)

  1. diagonal

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Swedish diagonal definition

Etymology

From Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος (diagṓnios, from angle to angle).

Adjective

diagonal (not comparable)

  1. diagonal

Declension

Inflection of diagonal
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular diagonal
Neuter singular diagonalt
Plural diagonala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 diagonale
All diagonala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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Noun

diagonal c

  1. diagonal

Declension

Declension of diagonal 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative diagonal diagonalen diagonaler diagonalerna
Genitive diagonals diagonalens diagonalers diagonalernas

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