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English adjective: diagonal

1. diagonal connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face


SamplesA diagonal line across the page.


Similaroblique


Antonymsparallel, perpendicular

2. diagonal having an oblique or slanted direction


Synonymsaslant, aslope, slanted, slanting, sloped, sloping


Similarinclined


Antonymshorizontal, vertical, perpendicular


English noun: diagonal

1. diagonal (shape) (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent


Broader (hypernym)straight line


Domain categorygeometry

2. diagonal (shape) a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric


Synonymsbias


Broader (hypernym)straight line

3. diagonal (group) an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard


SamplesThe bishop moves on the diagonals.


Broader (hypernym)line, line


Narrower (hyponym)main diagonal, principal diagonal, secondary diagonal


Part meronymchecker board, checkerboard

4. diagonal (group) (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry


Broader (hypernym)set


Part meronymsquare matrix


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

5. diagonal (communication) a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information


Synonymsseparatrix, slash, solidus, stroke, virgule


Broader (hypernym)punctuation, punctuation mark









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