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diametrical

[dahy-uh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌdaɪ əˈmɛ trɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or along a diameter.
2.
in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete:
diametrical opposites; a diametrical difference.
Also, diametric.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Greek diametrik(ós) (diámetr(os) diameter + -ikos -ic) + -al1
Related forms
diametrically, adverb
undiametric, adjective
undiametrical, adjective
undiametrically, adverb
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Examples from the web for diametric
  • There simply are no grounds for debate, beyond diametric opposition.
  • The orifice setting and the diametric clearance between the piston and cylinder control the rate of air transfer.
British Dictionary definitions for diametric

diametric

/ˌdaɪəˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective
1.
Also diametral. of, related to, or along a diameter
2.
completely opposed
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Word Origin and History for diametric
adj.

1802, probably shortened from diametrical (1550s); see diameter + -ical.

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